Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, on Wednesday, expressed concern over what he called the rising politicisation of public service by public office holders in the county.
Tambuwal made the observation when he received the National Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Prof. Muhammad Isah, at the Government House in Sokoto.
The governor also reacted to some revelations made by Isah on the number of beneficiaries from state on the conditional cash transfer.
He said contrary to what the CCB chairman said, the state government had been giving all necessary support to the programme.
The governor, however, said that ‘some highly-placed personnel’ in Abuja were sabotaging his administration’s efforts and shortchanging the people of the state.
“Nonetheless, the state government has established a high profile team under the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Saidu Umar.
“This is in collaboration with the leaders handling the programme in order to ensure that significant improvement is recorded on the matter.
”I am appealing to the Federal Government to properly fund the CCB to enable it perform its duties effectively,” Tambuwal said.
On the COVID-19 palliatives received from the Federal Government, Tambuwal explained that the items were handed over to the state’s Zakkat and Waqaf Commission (SOZECOM) for onward distribution to the needy immediately.
Earlier in his address, the CCB chairman said that he and his team were in the state to monitor the distribution of COVID-19 palliatives provided by the Federal Government to various states.
He expressed satisfaction with the method used by the state government in the distribution of the palliatives.
Isa also urged the state government to intensify efforts to ensure an increase in the number of conditional cash transfer beneficiaries.
He also stressed the need for the state government to intensify efforts on public enlightenment and training of officers who were supposed to handle the programme.
The CCB chairman had earlier commiserated the governor and people of the state over the death of Inuwa Abdulkadir, a former National Vice-Chairman (North-West) of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Edited By: Kamal Tayo Oropo and (NAN)
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