Buhari Lauds Wamakko’s Projects,Says ‘I’m Impressed’

By Abdallah el-Kurebe

General Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s former Head of state and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday the development strides of Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto state.

Buhari, who was in the state for a two-day official visit to commission and inspect projects executed by the state government, said that he was impressed with the even spread of projects across the local government areas.

“I am so impressed with the systematic method that Wamakko had employed to execute all these people-oriented projects,” he said.

Eulogising the governor, Buhari added that Wamakko had found a place in history amongst his people and Nigerians generally. “You should consider yourself lucky and I am very pleased with the even spread of your projects across the 23 local governments of the state.”

Impressed for not only initiating but also completing the 250-bed Orthopaedic Hospital constructed by the Sokoto state government in Wamakko, headquarters of Wamakko local government of the state at about N1.12 billion, the former head of state observed that the project would assist in saving the lives of accident victims.

“It will further help in saving the lives of accident and emergency victims in the state and save them the trouble of travelling outside the state to seek such specialized services,” he stressed.

Buhari said that the All Progressive Congress (APC) has a clear objective of securing and efficiently manage Nigeria. “Our priority is to provide an environment that would make Nigerians sleep with their two eyes closed, dream and even snore. “We will stop corruption and make the ordinary people, the weak and the vulnerable our top priority,” he said.

In his speech, governor Wamakko said that his administration had accorded top priority to the health sector from 2007 to date. “There are 240 primary health centres in the state, each provided with an ambulance, adequate medical personnel and equipment, among others. All these were in addition to several interventionist projects successfully implemented by the state government in the health sector,” he said.