Aminu Tambuwal, the governor of Sokoto State and presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party, has vowed to revive the Lake Chad Basin. His intention is to revive the agro-ecosystem project to restore livelihood and promote agroforestry and livestock development.
Tambuwal was represented at the consultative meeting by the Chairman of his Presidential Campaign Council, Tunde Ogbeha. He canceled his consultative engagement with six states of the federation to restore normalcy in Sokoto state following the killing of a female student at Shehu Shagari College of Education.
Aminu Tambuwal spoke on his plans for the North-East. He promised to strengthen the North-East Development Commission for the total reconstruction of the region.
“Aside from the issue of security, two critical issues I have identified for immediate attention are the Lake Chad Basin agro-ecosystem and repositioning of the North-East Development Commission. If these two critical issues are addressed as well as Security, peace, and development will return to the North-East,” he said.
On Security, Tambuwal vowed to work closely with countries around the region to curtail the activities of terrorist organizations in the region.
Responding, the Borno state PDP chairman, Alhaji Zanna Mustapha, described the governor as a son of the soil and assured him at least 70 percent of delegates vote come May 28.
In the same vein, his Yobe State counterpart, Ambassador Usman El-Gash, described the former speaker as presidential material, noting that he’s convinced that 60 percent of Yobe delegates will cast their votes for Tambuwal.
In Plateau State, the state chairman of the PDP, Chris Hassan, who welcomed Mr. Tambuwal’s delegation with music and drumming at the Yakubu Gowon Airport, said the governor had several times come to the aid of the party in Plateau on different occasions and as such, it’s time to return the favour by voting en masse at the May 28 convention in Abuja.
Addressing the PDP delegates, Tambuwal promised to promote tourism, mining, and agriculture which the people of Plateau are known for.
“We know what the people of Plateau want, and by God’s grace, we shall address it. Talk about Agriculture, Tourism, and Mining, I will focus on these critical sectors as well as tackle insecurity in the state. We plan to engage each state according to their needs and want,” Senator Ogbeha who represented Tambuwal said.