Tambuwal Flags Off Sokoto-Niger International Transport Service
The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, supported by his Nigerien counterpart, Governor of Tahoua, Abdourahman Mousa have flagged off Sokoto-Niger Republic International Transport Service to boost trade and economic activities between Nigerians in Sokoto state with the French speaking country.
The transport service owned by a private company is to facilitate the movement of goods and passengers between Sokoto-Nigeria and Niger republic.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony in Sokoto, as part of activities marking the nation Democracy Day, Tambuwal said investing in transportation was an essential effort at driving the economy to prosperity.
According to the Governor, the two countries of Nigeria and Niger shared some similarities in trade and economic activities propelled by the common border existing between the two ends.
“This development will further foster better and sustainable economic ties and promote trade with beneficial gains and it will genuinely boost our social relations, understanding and productivity”, the Governor said.
In a related development, the Governor also flagged off the distribution of furniture, beds, mattresses and books to schools, presented Certificates of Occupancy(C of Os) among others.
Also lined up for commissioning are the newly dualised Agaie road and 3.2km NNPC Mega station -Mabera – Salame and declaring the graduation ceremony of 630 women in various skills and acquisition trades where the governor described ?the feat as the begining of self reliance for women.
He urged them to avail themselves of the benefit and opportunity in building their future and those of others.
The activities which would run through Friday, June 1st also include the commissioning of 60 new offices and Library complexes at the Sokoto state University, inspection of 500 trucks of fertilizer stored and flag off of drilling 1,000 tube wells respectively.
However, the commissioning of General Hospitals Dogon Daji and Silame, inspection of Shagari Urban water scheme, Sifawa PHC and metropolitan Katsina and Sani Dingyadi roads would round off the eventful occasion.
The Governor added that his administration was committed to the provision of infrastructure across the state for the benefit of the people.