Gov. Bago Tasks MDAs On N120bn IGR target

By Mohammed Baba Busu

Gov. Umar Bago of Niger has given the revenue-generating Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) in the State an annual Internally Generated Revenue target of N120 billion.

Bago stated this when he presided over the enlarged inaugural State Executive Council (SEC) meeting held at the Council Chamber, Government House, Minna on Thursday.

This is contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Bologi Ibrahim, and made available to newsmen in Minna

The governor said that the expanded SEC meeting was to allow all the stakeholders to key into the vision and mission of his administration.

Bago said that for the present administration to deliver the direly needed dividends of democracy to the citizens, things must be done differently and rightly.

He vowed: “Any file on my table will not last twenty-four hours,” while calling on key government officials to do the same.

Alhaji Mohammed Umar-Bago

He urged all the revenue-generating MDAs should redouble their efforts to make sure the monthly target of N10 billion naira was achieved.

The governor said that his administration would be deliberate on its policies and ensure it heavily invests in agricultural equipment to turn around the fortunes of the state for a new Niger.

He also suspended mining activities in the state to allow miners to be profiled, adding that his administration would not condone illegalities.

The governor urged them to abide by their oath of office, tasking them to be accessible and responsibly discharge their duties without overlapping.

In line with his agenda on the digital economy, the governor announced that the Executive Council meetings would now be done on Zoom between 8:00 a.m. and noon every Wednesday.

He said the new ministries were created to fit into the vision and mission of his administration.

The governor urged them to come up with supplementary budgets for their MDAs, saying that his administration would work strictly within the budget.