The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Sokoto State, Saidu Umar, has promised to revamp the economy of the state and sustain “the friendly business environment” enjoyed by the state traders’ association if elected as governor in the forthcoming election.
Umar stated this when he met with the Sokoto State Traders Association at the auditorium of Sokoto State Chambers of Commerce, located within the Sokoto Trade Fair on Sunday.
A statement by Umar’s aide on New Media, Nafiu Lema, said Umar’s administration would focus on the internally generated revenue of the state.
The statement added, “If he (Umar) is elected as the next Governor of Sokoto State, his administration will outline plans to diversify the state economy by bringing in investors across the globe to generate revenue and provide the teeming young population with employment opportunities which will further the agenda for poverty alleviation in the State. He said other indigenous investors too would not be left out in the noble drive, as the state government under his watch would liaise with relevant investment institutions to make sure they’re provided for.
“Umar also pledged to provide enabling environment for the traders to continue to thrive in their various areas of business.”
The statement added, “On their part, members of the business community in Sokoto who spoke through their leaders; President Sokoto Chamber of Commerce, Alh Mu’azu Bello, Chairman of the Sokoto Traders Association, Alh Chika Sarkin Gishiri, and others affirmed their solidarity and loyalty to the PDP in Sokoto State, and gave assurances that they would mobilise and massively vote for its candidates at the polls later this month and the next month.”