Niger Assembly Hails Gov. Bago For Credible Performance In Office

By Mohammed Baba Busu

Niger State House of Assembly has unanimously commended the administration of Gov. Mohammed Umar Bago after considering his performance in office and leadership style.

The Deputy Speaker, who is representing Gurara Local Government, Afiniki Eunice-Dauda, announced the commendation during the House plenary in Minna.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the special session was held in honour of Gov. Umaru Bago at the assembly complex in Minna.

She said the session was to underscore, spotlight and assess the administration over its “developmental strides”.

The special session is the first time such an act has been performed by any house in the state.

The assembly described Gov. Bago as a dogged and dedicated leader who had shown exemplary leadership style.

The deputy speaker specifically hailed the governor for including women in governance and foresight in leveraging Niger’s abundant potential in agriculture.

According to her, Bago has focused and attracted key investment opportunities that would drive the growth of the state.

The deputy speaker also commended Bago’s intervention in providing lasting solutions to the state’s infrastructure needs, grants, wage awards, and other social interventions, to cushion the effects of subsidy removal on the people.

Other points of commendation cited included the remodelling of the Bola Tinubu International Airport Minna, the 3 Arms Zone project, the Bida Ring Road and the plans to revive and create a new rail system within the state.

Earlier, Mr Mohammed Idris, a member representing the Tafa constituency, moved a motion for a vote of confidence on the governor which was seconded by the member representing Bida 2, Haruna Mohammed Dokodza.

Meanwhile, Gov. Mohammed Bago says the vote of confidence by the assembly was a call to redouble his efforts in the provision of dividends of democracy to citizens.

The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Mr Yakubu Garba, said his administration would not take the confidence for granted.

The governor used the medium to appreciate the legislature for its support in ensuring the success of his administration.

Bago said nothing would be achieved without the cooperation of the legislature and judicial arm of government and called for sustainable relationships among the three arms of government.

The Speaker, Alhaji Abdulmalik Sarkin-Daji, said Bago had done remarkably well (NAN)