Â By Dapo Akinrefon
Governor Aliyu Wammako of Sokoto State, in Accra, Ghana received an award for his performance in education, youth empowerment and poverty reduction.
Sokoto State Commissioner for Health, Dr Mohammed Kilgori who received the award on behalf of the governor said â€œthe governor really appreciated that independent organisations made an assessment and came out with an award for his achievements. He feels very happy, glad and motivated to do more than what he is doing so that he can continue to deliver dividends of democracy to the people of Sokoto State.â€
He explained that the award was given to him in recognition of his achievement and performance in the area of education, youth empowerment and poverty reduction.
According to him, â€œit was given by the Sister City Organisation based in the United States of America in conjunction with the African Cities that held a conference in Accra, Ghana.
Commending the orgnisation for the award, Kilgori said the governor would not relent in his efforts at delivering democracy dividends.
He said: â€œThe governor remains steadfast to continue to work hard for the state to get transformed especially in the economic sector of the state. He has really remained focussed and there is continued progress in those areas he has identified, of which education is number one.
â€œThe award will really continue to be a motivator for him and for the state.”