Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has urged local government councils to be prudent in their expenditure, considering the precarious financial situation in the country.
The governor, according to a statement issued by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, gave the advice on Monday during a meeting with the 23 local government chairmen in Sokoto.
Tambuwal said that the councils also needed to look within and diversify their revenue sources.
“We need to double our efforts in enhancing internal revenue in the state.
“The local councils have an important role to play in that regard,” he said.
Tambuwal charged people at local government level to closely monitor state government projects in their localities.
“Since these projects are meant to benefit the communities directly, our people should endeavour to be at the forefront of protecting them.
“The contractors are on site and the supervisors have been doing a good job of monitoring the progress of the projects.
“I want to urge the people to take the lead in ensuring quality is maintained,” the governor said.
Tambuwal said that various projects were ongoing in various sectors like health, education and agriculture, promising that the state government would continue to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people.