2019: Tambuwal consults with the Northeast, promises to address security, education challenges

Governor Aminu Tambuwal

As part of his nationwide consultations, leading presidential aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, of sokoto state, on Wednesday , September 26, 2018, took his message of ‘unity and restoration’ to the Northeast states.

Tambuwal told the combined delegates of the terrorism ravaged Borno and Yobe states that a lasting solution to the insurgency menace would be a top priority of his government should he be elected president of Nigeria.

The Sokoto State Governor, who said he was very pleased with the manner delegate of the two states came together to meet with him in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state said, ” I am concerned about the security situation in the entire Northeast. I’m concerned with the sufferings of the good people of this region as a result of insurgency and the untold hardship this has brought on the region.

He said, “I want to assure you that, if given the opportunity to lead this nation as president, my government will do everything necessary to address the security challenges of this zone in a responsible and effective manner. As speaker House of Representatives, we extended every support to this region in an attempt to assuage the pains and injuries inflicted by acts of insurgency to the people of this zone.

He lamented that, “So many people have been killed by these unfortunate violent activities of insurgents. And I can assure you that we shall rejig the security architecture of this nation in order to ensure effectiveness in the fight against terrorism and unfortunate bloodletting in the northeast and the nation as a whole.”

Tambuwal said that, “Nigeria’s security architecture and the strategies currently adopted and deployed for national security, need a comprehensive overhaul. It is not working. The needless waste of life everywhere, in unacceptable. The number and frequency of deaths is undermining our humanity. This must not be allowed to continue. Without peace, there won’t be any meaningful development.” Adding that his administration would recruit more men into the arm forces, especially the youth of the region to assist in talking the problem in the region.

Apart from addressing security challenges in the zone and the nation in general, the presidential aspirant also promised that his government would give the needed attention to education, both western and Islamic, healthcare and agriculture. He also promised to resuscitate the Lake Chad Basin project in order to boost Agric and create job in the area.