Sokoto State Governor, Ahmed Aliyu, accuses his predecessor, Aminu Tambuwa, of leaving the state’s treasury drained.
Aliyu states that he inherited a void of funds from his predecessor, claiming there was not a single amount remaining in the state’s account.
In a conversation with the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kanu, Aliyu explained his completion of 100 projects within the first 100 days of his tenure.
While paying a condolence visit regarding the passing of their colleague and representative of Isa-Sabon Birni Federal Constituency, Jelani Danbuga, Kanu was informed that these projects were possible only due to significant sacrifices.
The state’s Deputy, Idris Gobir, representing Aliyu, said the treasury was devoid of funds when they assumed office around five months earlier.
Aliyu pronounced: “We came into a depleted treasury, with nothing to attest for its previous state, not a single document was transferred to us.
“We’ve put in efforts to rewrite the state’s status, and we’ve effectively transformed it within the recent 100 days.”
Praising the guidance and leadership of the current All Progressives Congress (APC) leader in the state, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, Aliyu commented on the amicable relationship between the state government and the legislature under Wamakko’s guidance.
Aliyu also expressed gratitude towards the House of Representatives’ leadership for their heartfelt delegation to commiserate with the state government following Danbuga’s passing.
During his comments, Kanu said that although their visit was rooted in condolence for their lost colleague, they admired the number of state projects that had been accomplished thus far.