In order to ensure the desired growth and development, Niger State Governor Muhammed Umar Bago has urged key stakeholders in the state to support his ambitious agenda for a New Niger.
Bago made this statement at the Justie Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Center in Minna during the formal reception held in the ministers' honor from the state house of assembly.
He explained that in order to promote cooperation and unity among all stakeholders and to make sure they were on the same page in order to achieve steady progress and development, the call became necessary.
The governor disclosed that the event had already been adopted as a policy to be observed every quarter to provide a platform for meaningful discussion on issues that affect the state and how best to tackle them.
He also directed the 25 local government areas of the state to replicate the same in their councils.
Bago further charged the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris Malagi, to use his good offices to fast-track the growth and development of the state and the country as a whole.
Similarly, the Governor urged the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Security, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, to ensure the State is considered for the pilot scheme of federal government Agricultural initiatives based on its size and natural resources waiting to be tapped.
In their separate goodwill messages, the ministers commended the Governor for his foresight and acknowledged that a New Niger is achievable.
Speaking, Malagi noted, “No need for acrimony, It is time to come together, make sacrifices and synergize for a New Niger,” adding that Governor Bago is not only building a #NewNiger but is also unifying Nigerlites for better”.
Furthermore, Senator Peter Jiya Ndalikali, representing Niger South, and the Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, Abdulmalik Muhammad Sarkin Daji, who both spoke on behalf of their colleagues, assured of working collectively for the growth and development of the state.