Tinubu prioritising welfare of Nigerians, says Shettima
Vice President Kashim Shettima has restated the commitment of President Bola Tinubu’s administration to prioritise the welfare of Nigerians in its programmes and policies.
Shettima stated this, yesterday, when the Sokoto State government was flagging off the distribution of palliatives worth N5.1 billion.
“Tinubu is a compassionate leader that sleeps and wakes up each day with thoughts of how to alleviate the plight of Nigerians, especially the vulnerable. He is committed to promoting the welfare of citizens; that is why he will soon introduce robust programmes that will help improve their living conditions,” Shettima said.
He described the palliative distribution by Sokoto governments as laudable and worthy of emulation by other states.
Commending the donation of operational vehicles to security agencies by the state government, he said the gesture would help in maintaining peace and order in Sokoto “because there can be no development without peace.”
The VP also praised BUA Group, a cement production company in the state, for donating 10 patrol vehicles to security agencies, just as he called on other private organisations to emulate the BUA and support security agencies.
Shettima also commissioned the Rijiyar Doruwa flyover, constructed by the state government at the cost of N5.3 billion.
In his remarks, Governor Ahmed Aliyu of Sokoto said: “We have also decided to assist our security agencies to tackle security challenges in the state.”
He disclosed that N5.1 billion was spent on the procurement of grains “for distribution, free of charge, to our people, no matter their religion or party affiliation.”
The event also featured the unveiling of a transportation scheme by the state government, comprising 20 Toyota Camry cars exclusively for use by women, as well as 50 mass transit buses for inter-city transportation service at affordable rates.
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