A former Commissioner of Finance and Local Government Affairs of Sokoto state Alhaji Faruk Malami Yabo said the socio-economic development in the state has been stagnated due to the absence of visionary leadership.
Yabo, who is aspiring for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), stated this on Thursday during an audience with some journalists in Sokoto.
According to him, the government of the day was not prepared to govern the state but was just fortunate to be at the helm of affair.
“He (Tambuwal) said the state is generating N70 billion annually and he is making a budget of over N200 billion which is unrealistic,” he said.
The governorship aspirant promised to create enabling environment for private businesses to thrive so that more jobs could be created when elected.
He also promised to deploy technology in tackling social vices and other crimes in the state, adding that technology was behind the security challenges and the same technology could solve them.
Yabo said that his government would engage professionals as well as academicians in deploying their research works to improve the standard of the state, especially in the area of job creation, industries development and agriculture.
Speaking on his agricultural blueprint, Yabo admitted that the sector must take a transition from the traditional method of farming but in a gradual process.
He also promised to create substantive number of jobs monthly by creating enabling environment for the private businesses to thrive.
He said that President Muhammadu Buhari has delivered on most of his promises.
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