Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has set up a task force that will mobilise unemployed graduates and other qualified individuals to ensure full participation of Sokoto State in the federal government’s social intervention programmes.
A statement issued yesterday in Sokoto by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, said the task force is expected to develop strategies on how the state will participate and benefit from the various employment plans introduced by the federal government.
The schemes are 500,000 teachers to be recruited into the civil service, 100,000 extension workers to boost the agricultural sector among others.
The high-powered task force is headed by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Professor Bashir Garba, while Alhaji Lawal Zagi Kebbe will serve as Secretary.
Other members include the Commissioners of Justice, Usman Sulaiman; Budget and Economic Planning, Alhaji Bala Kokani; Finance, Saidu Umar; Health, Dr. Balarabe Kakale, and Women Affairs, Hajiya Kulu Sifawa.
Also to serve in the task force are the Commissioners of Agriculture, Umar Nagwari; Basic and Secondary Education, Jabbi Kilgori; Information, Jeli Abdulqadir Abubakar, Local Government and Community Development; Mannir Dan Iya, and Environment, Alhaji Bello Sifawa.
The rest are the Secretary of the State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Alhaji Farouk Shehu, representative of the state office of the National Orientation Agency, NOA, a businessman, Alhaji Buhari Dasuki, Malam Nasiru Daniyan, Mr. Fabian Okoye and Alhaji Bashir Gidado.

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