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VP Shetima Flags Off 5bn Palliative, 140 Vehicles Distribution In Sokoto


VP Shetima Flags Off 5bn Palliative, 140 Vehicles Distribution In Sokoto


In continuation of Sokoto State governor, Ahmed  Aliyu Sokoto’s 100 days in office, Vice President Kashim Shetima Monday flagged off the distribution of 140 vehicles for mass transit, security agencies and food palliatives to the vulnerable peoples in the State. 

Speaking in his welcome address, the deputy governor and commissioner of Works and Transportation,  Mohammed Idris Gobir

said the governor is concerned about keeping his promise on the general welfare of the people of the State. . 

This according to Gobir is evident in the purchase of vehicles, food stuffs and the massive already completed and ongoing developmental projects across the State.

While admitting that the former governor and leader of APC in the State, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko is the engine room behind their successes, the deputy governor divulged that all contracts so far awarded by the present adminstration were paid in full.

”Our mentor and leader, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko is behind the successes of the government. He is the engine room of our adminstration. As a father he is guiding is right. 

‘All contracts so far awarded, construction, rehabilitation of roads and even the recent 500 housing units which the foundation was laid by vice president, Kashim Shetima have all been paid for completely”, deputy Governor, Gobir revealed.. 

Addressing the gathering, Sokoto State governor, Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto

said the event is unique for them as a government hence it marks the launching of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable  people in the State. 

“It also marks the begining of distribution of mass transit vehicles, which include 20 Toyota Camry to beued for Intercity by our mothers and women. We are also distributing another 50 pieces 18 seater Toyota buses to the State transport sector to help cushion the effect of subsidy removal. 

“This is in addition to another 40 Toyota Hilux and 30 Toyota Buffalo vehicles that will be distributed t the various security agencies in the State as part of our promise to assist in ensuring a safe state for all”. 

Continuing, governor Ahmed Aliyu said said food palliatives which include grains and others cost the State government about 5billion 178 million naira, while the utility vehicles gulped 6 billion and 47 million naira only. 

Giving reasons for such information, governor Ahmed Aliyi said it is in keeping to their promise of transparency and open governance to the people of the State. 

The governor, while commending BUA Cement company for donating 10 brand new Hilux vehicles to the State government, he however warned the management of the State transport authority not to be reckless in using the vehicles adding, it’s a public trust that they must hold in high esteem. 

“‘I want to give my serious warning to those using the mass transit vehicles that we will no accept misuse and recklessness on the part of those using it”. 

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Before flagging off the distribution, Vice President,  Kashim  Shetima

thanked Sokoto State governor for his foresight, saying there can never be development without security. 

“The provision of palliative for the people of Sokoto is also a welcome development. I want to assure the people of Sokoto State that our President, Bola Ahemed Tinubu is a leader with great passion for the people of Nigeria, hence the President will soon be coming up with policies and programmes that will cushion the effect of subsidy removal and better their lives

Vice President Shetima also appeals to other organizations in Nigeria to emulate BUA Cement Company in the areas of keeping to there Cooperate Social Responsibilities. 

Shetima, who laid foundation for the construction of 500 housing unit at Kalambaina in Wamakko local government area of the State, Sunday evening also commissioned the fly over bridge along Rijiyan Doruwa within the metropolis which was completed by the governor Ahmed Aliyu led administration within 100 days on office.   

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