•By Bolaji Yisa
The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello has stated that his victory at the Supreme Court has paved way for his administration to focus more on delivering dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
Not only that, the Governor stated that the affirmation of his mandate by the Apex Court will allow his administration focus more on administrative activities.
“This is a sweet victory which confirmed the mandate freely given willingly to us by the people of this state,” he said.
Governor Bello spoke on Thursday, 9 January, 2020 when members of the state House of Assembly visited him to congratulate him on his victory at the Supreme Court.
He reiterated his commitment to work with all arms of government and all stakeholders in the state to bring even development to the nooks and crannies.
“Governance is a collective efforts and it is obvious that we can’t do it all. We from the Executive arm are ready and willing to work harmoniously with other arms of government to develop this state and together as government, we’re ready to partner with all stakeholders to bring even development to the nooks and crannies of the state,” the Governor said.
“We have a lot to do and we are working closely with State Assembly to change the narratives and strategies with a view to seeing that in the next two years we achieve a lot in terms of development and capacity building.
“I believe we have a good team in the State Assembly and at the Local Government level and I believe working together will bring about relative development in the state,” he said.
According to him, “we have so many projects ongoing, most of which started from the last tenure. This is time to consolidate and ensure we complete most of them”.
In the area of security, Governor Sani Bello assured that focus will be more on combatting the challenges faced in the local government areas as the State government has been working tirelessly to ensure adequate security is provided for the people.
“The local government will focus more on security especially in Rafi, Munya, Shiroro, Paikoro, Rijau and Mariga, those are the areas we are having challenges with bandits”, the Niger State Governor said.
He said the state government is working in conjunction with the local government councils to ensure that they provide security for them.
“I hope in the next coming weeks we will see reasonable improvement when it comes to security,” he added.
Earlier, Speaker, Niger State House of Assembly, Barrister Abdullahi Bawa, who led the lawmakers on the visit, said the aim of their visit was to congratulate the Governor on the affirmation of his victory at the Supreme Court.
The Speaker expressed the legislators’ determination to work with the executive arm of government in order to bring about meaningful development in the State.
He described the Supreme Court verdict as well deserved, saying it will further strengthen the existing cordial working relationship between the executive and the legislature.
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