Bago urges stakeholders to key into ‘New Niger’ agenda
Gov. Umar Bago of Niger has urged the stakeholders in the state to remain ambitious and key into his “New Niger Agenda” to enhance the required growth and development.
Bago gave the advice during a grand reception in honour of the newly elected and appointed Ministers, National and State Assembly members held at the Justiće Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre, Minna on Saturday.
He said that the gathering was aimed at fostering unity, collaboration, among all and sundry to be on the same page in achieving steady progress.
The governor added that the event was adopted as a policy to be observed every quarter to provide a platform for meaningful discussions on issues that affect the state.
“It will also be used to show how best to address these issues,” Bago said, even as he directed the 25 Local Government Areas to replicate same in their respective councils.
He advised the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris-Malagi, whom he described as an elder brother to use his good offices to fast-track the growth and development of the state and the county.
He appealed to the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Security, Mr Sabi-Abdullahi, to ensure that the state was considered for the pilot scheme of Federal Government’s agricultural initiatives based on its size and abundant untapped natural resources.
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