Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Gov. Sani Bello Meets Ex- Governors, Ex-Deputy Governors, Ministers On How To Move Niger State Forward
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has assured ex-governors, deputies and ministers from the state that his administration would remain focused and steadfast in delivering service to the people.
Speaking at a consultative meeting with the former political leaders, Governor Sani Bello noted that any administration that compromised the security, peace, progress and development of its citizens does so at its own peril.
The governor stated that the decision to invite the past leaders is to, first, acknowledge their contributions to the growth and development of the state and seek their advice, wise counsel on varying matters of state interest.
He asserts that no government or administration has the monopoly of knowledge and solutions to development issues, hence the need to consult widely in addressing matters that concerns the progress of our dear state.
"Our Government is mindful of this fact. That is why we invited you, as first citizens and major stakeholders, to deliberate on issues bothering on security, agriculture, health, education, women and youth empowerment.
Addressing newsmen on the outcome of the meeting, the Colonel John Yahaya Madaki, former military governor of Kastina State said the meeting which was at the instance of the governor was to enable government intimate them with the programmes and policy of the administration.
He said the four point agenda meeting delibrated on the "state of the state, the internally generated revenue, infrastructural decay and security adding that a 5 man advisory committee was constituted to offer innovative advice and dynamic perspectives as well as wise counsels on how to improve the economy, infrastructures and security of the state.
Madaki who is the Chairman of the committee described the meeting as unprecedented in the history of the state and expressed appreciation to Governor Sani Bello for elevating governance by inviting them to the meeting.
Present at the meeting were former military governors, Lt. Gen. Garba Duba, Maj Gen. Idris Garba, Col. John Yahaya Madaki, Col. Fidelis Marka and Col Aminu Isa Kontagora.,
Also in attendance were Minister of State, Solid Minerials, Hon. Abubakar. Bawa Buwari, former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, former Minister of Finance, Alhaji Abubakar Muye, former Minister of Agriculture, Prof. Sheik Abdullah, former Ministers of Sports, Bar. Hassan Gimba and Engr. Sani Ndanusa; former Minister of Internal Affairs, Alh. Abubakar Achituwo, Minister of State, Niger Delta Affairs, Hajiya Zaynab Kuchi and former Minister of State, Agriculture, Hajiya Asmau Asabe Ahmed.
Other include immediate past governor of the state, Dr. Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu and his deputy, Amb. Ahmed Ibeto and former deputy governor, Hon. Dr. Shem Nuhu Zagbayi
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