Daily Trust (Abuja)

17 January 2013

Nigeria: 'NBS Report On Sokoto Politically Motivated'

Sokoto — The National Bureau of Statistics' rating of Sokoto as poorest was politically motivated and aimed at tarnishing the positive image of the state.

Sokoto State Commissioner for Local Governments and Community Development, Alhaji Faruk Malami stated this while speaking with journalists in Sokoto.

He said the NBS report was not factual. "Data must be factual, actual and relevant to the current realities"

Yabo stressed that the assessment does not correspond with the realities on the ground. He however expressed the commitment of the present administration to continue with its various programmes aimed at impacting positively on the lives of the people.

According to him, Governor Aliyu Wamakko led administration has done a lot to better the lots of the citizenry and that the government would continue to do more.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 Daily Trust. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.