Mr Uche Secondus, the national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday commissioned development projects carried out by the administration of Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.
Speaking at a ceremony in Sokoto, Secondus praised Tambuwal for its efforts to execute projects, despite limited resources.
He said that the execution of the projects showed the governor’s commitment to fulfilling his pre-election promises to the people.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some of the projects included a rural water supply system, a teaching hospital, a diagnostic center and roads.
Secondus said securing a teaching hospital and a modern international diagnostic center will help reduce medical tourism in Nigeria.
“Nigerians spend about N4 billion a year on medical treatments abroad, and I am optimistic that the Sokoto State University teaching hospital with a capacity of 950 beds would help reduce the number,” he said.
Secondus also commissioned General Hospital, Wamakko, High School Girl, Wamakko and 500 housing units in Gidan Salanke.
Speaking, Tambuwal said his administration has given great priority to people-oriented projects towards improving people’s quality of life.
He thanked Secondus for the visit, stressing that it would motivate him for a better performance.
Some dignitaries at the event were PDP state and state leaders, national and state legislators, and commissioners.
Vanguard News Nigeria