Tambuwal seeks Assembly approval to establish new agency

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Gov. Aminu Tambuwal Sokoto has presented a to the House Assembly to approve the establishment of Erosion and Watershed Management Agency in the state.

The News Agency Nigeria (NAN) reports that the request is contained in a letter dated Sept. 6, read by the Speaker, Alhaji Aminu Achida, at plenary on Wednesday.

The governor also requested for the amendment of the Geographic Information System Agency Law 2016, to for the creation and tenure of its Executive Chairman.

Tambuwal said the decision was necessitated by the need to be in tandem with current best global practices.

“This is to guarantee good and efficiency in the conduct of government business.

“The laws, when enacted, would strengthen capacity of the agencies to deliver effective service and ensure effective management of particularly, erosion and watershed problems as well as land matters in the state,” he said.

While appealing for expeditious consideration of the request, the governor appreciated the lawmakers for their sustained cooperation to the development of the state.