U.S. based philanthropist lauds Sokoto State governor-elect’s 9-point agenda

A United States-based business tycoon and philanthropist, Dr Magdalene Agada, has lauded Sokoto State Governor-elect, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu, for developing a nine-point agenda ahead of his inauguration on May 29.

Agada, President and Founder of Open Hands Amazing Charitable Organization New York USA and UK, made the commendation in a statement on Thursday in Asaba.

She described the Governor-Elect’s nine-point agenda as “well-articulated and poised to fast-track the development of Sokoto state”.

The philanthropists said that having studied the backgrounds, track records and manifestoes of the various candidates for the recent governorship election, she was convinced that Sokoto people made the right choice in electing Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu as their next governor.

“I have taken my time to reflect deeply on the manifesto of the Governor-elect, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu, and I am convinced that his nine-point agenda will uplift the people of Sokoto State and fast-track the development of the state.

“Apparently, much critical thinking went into the formulation of this nine-point agenda that include uplifting the standards of education, healthcare delivery and water supply, agriculture, security, youth empowerment, local government autonomy, religious affairs and economy,” she said.

The president of leading medical equipment merchants, Star Global Marketing Limited, appealed to the people of Sokoto State to give their full support and cooperation to the incoming administration of Aliyu to enable it achieve its lofty plans for the state.

Agada recalled that Aliyu, a technocrat and seasoned politician, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won the March 18 governorship election with 453,661 votes against his closest rival, Sa’idu Umar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 404,632 votes.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria