A group of concerned stakeholders in Nasarawa State have hailed the positive contribution of the present Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Aliyu Tijjani to the development of the State.
The group insistently mention the reforms carried out by the SSG in transforming the local government administration in the state while he served as Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in the immediate past administration of Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura.
Speaking on behalf of the group on Monday in Lafia, during a press conference, Dr Shehu Adamu a university don noted that the SSG was instrumental to the screening that led to the discovery of many ghost workers in the local government system, thereby creating sanity in the state.
He explained that Tijjani equally facilitated the implementation of policies and programs that brought about stability in the local government administration in the state.
Dr. Adamu argued that based on his vast experience in administration, Tijjani was later deployed to the Ministry of Education, where he introduced reforms that reshaped the education system, especially at the secondary schools level.
He pointed out that the upgrading of school infrastructures, such as installation of solar power in all the public boarding schools in the state, in addition to fencing of the schools to ensure safety of students, were part of the achievements of the SSG.
The group explained further that Tijjani also ensured that provision of water and feeding in schools was uninterrupted, saying that such had enhanced teaching and learning during the time.
He however, concluded that Tijjani had the potentials of assisting the present government to achieve its policies and programmes, given his enormous contributions in the past.