FARMER GOVERNOR UMARU BAGO APPROVES N25B FOR PAYMENT OF PENSIONERS GRATUITIES IN NIGER STATE

FARMER GOVERNOR UMARU BAGO APPROVES N25B FOR PAYMENT OF PENSIONERS GRATUITIES IN NIGER STATE

FARMER GOVERNOR UMARU BAGO APPROVES N25B FOR PAYMENT OF PENSIONERS GRATUITIES IN NIGER STATE

Niger State Government has approves of 25 billion Naira for the payment of gratuity of pensioners in the state,
Commissioned 200 CNG buses among others as part of celebrations to mark his one year in office.

Farmer Governor Umaru Bago while commissioning the 200 CNG Buses, 50 security vehicles, 50 calibrated trucks for refuse disposal and 50 transformers at the trade fair complex Minna to mark his first anniversary in office, disclosed that the government has approved of 25 billion Naira for the payment of pensioners gratitude, both state and local government, renovation and reconstruction of the state secretariat, construction of a new judiciary complex at the three arm zone.

The farmer Governor further explained that Students, health workers and Security personnel will enjoy free transportation,while civil servants will pay a discounted fee.
Explaining that CNG buses Gass refill will not be a problem as the State Government has made interim arrangements for refilling of gas pending the establishment of refilling plants across the State in collaboration with NNPC.

The farmer Governor, who said his Government remains committed to the welfare of the citizenry also announced the approval of promotion of any civil servant due for it with immediate effect.

The farmer Governor attributed the success of his administration so far to the team work between all the arms of government and called for a continuous harmonious working relationship.

Speaking at the occasion, the Secretary to the State Government, Alh. Abubakar Usman said the inauguration of the vehicles will help ease Nigerlites suffering in terms of transportation and also improve economic activities in the state.

Earlier, a lecture was organized in honor of the one year in office the farmer governor
With a paper presentation titled The Bago Administration’s Policy Legacy: A Review of Progress and Potential for a New Niger”,
And Assessing the Bago Administration’s Policy Footprints: A Roadmap for Sustained Development” by “the former Minister of Commerce, Alh. Mustapha Bello and Prof. Nasiru Maiturare, former Vice Chancellor of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai, respectively

Bothe lectures spoke extensively on the impact of the Bago led administration across all sectors of the economy adding that his Infrastructural policies have been second to none since the creation of the state.

Meanwhile, in another development, Niger State Governor, farmer Mohammed Umaru Bago has disclosed that plans are on for the Dangote Group of Companies to establish one of the biggest Rice Mills for 500,000 metric tons of paddy rice between Wushishi and Bida Local Government Areas.

Farmer Governor Bago said he discussed with the President of the Dangote Group of Companies, Alh. Aliko Dangote in Lagos, also revealed that the State will soon take delivery of 500 of 40ft of empty containers from the business mogul.

The farmer Governor used the opportunity to appreciate the cordial relationship between the executive and other arms of government, pointing out that it has contributed immensely to the successes achieved.

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FARMER GOVERNOR UMARU BAGO RECEIVED BAUCHI STATE GOVERNOR BALA MUHAMMAD IN MINNA

FARMER GOVERNOR UMARU BAGO RECEIVED BAUCHI STATE GOVERNOR BALA MUHAMMAD IN MINNA

FARMER GOVERNOR UMARU BAGO RECEIVED BAUCHI STATE GOVERNOR BALA MUHAMMAD IN MINNA

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Muhammad paid a visit to Niger state Governor Farmer Muhammed Umaru Bago at his government
house Residence in Minna

Among his entourage are The wife of the Bauchi State Governor, Hajiya Aisha Bala Muhammad, his Principal Personal Secretary, Samaila Adamu Burga and the Commissioner for Water Resources, Abdulrazaq Nuhu Zaki

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While receiving his Bauchi state counterpart, Niger State Governor, farmer Mohammed Umaru Bago described, Bala Muhammad as an inspirational leader who he admires.

The farmer governor acknowledged that the Bauchi State Governor has set a pace that would serve as an example for any leader who is willing to serve his people.

Earlier, the Bauchi State Governor Bala Muhammad commended the infrastructural efforts of the Farmer Governor in transforming Niger State.

He said the remarkable achievements of farmer Governor Umaru Bago so far, has placed Niger State on the path of progress.

Thereafter, farmer Governor Umaru Bago accompanied the Bauchi State Governor to the residences of the two former Nigeria’s Heads of State, Generals Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar to condole with them over the demise of former Military Governor of Bauchi and Sokoto States Gen. Garba Duba (Rtd.)

He said the late Gen. Duba performed incredibly well and contributed greatly to the development of Bauchi State.

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CHILDREN’S DAY: FARMER GOVERNOR UMARU BAGO REITERATES DETERMINATION TO PROTECT RIGHTS OF CHILDREN

CHILDREN’S DAY: FARMER GOVERNOR UMARU BAGO REITERATES DETERMINATION TO PROTECT RIGHTS OF CHILDREN

Farmer Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago of Niger State has stressed his administration’s determination to continue to protect the rights of the children.

The farmer Governor in a message by his Chief Press Secretary Bologi Ibrahim, to the Children as they celebrate this year’s Children’s Day, said it is duty bound for the government to protect children from any form of abuse and sufferings.

He further stated that it is necessary to also provide the children with basic needs of life such as shelter, food, health and education, as they are priceless gifts from God.

The farmer Governor, who expressed concern over the level at which children are involved in various forms of social vices, maintained that guardians and parents must rise to the task of inculcating good morals in their wards and children.

While acknowledging the negative impact of insecurity on the Children in the State, the farmer Governor said all hands must be on deck to safeguard the children against activities of terrorists and ensure that they do not take up to crime.

He also assured that his administration will not relent in initiating various programmes that would propel children to greatness.

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NIGER GOVERNOR PLEDGES MORE DIVIDENDS OF DEMOCRACY

NIGER GOVERNOR PLEDGES MORE DIVIDENDS OF DEMOCRACY

Niger State Governor, Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago has said the Africa Sustainability Outliers (ASO) Award conferred on him will spur him and his team to deliver more dividends of democracy to the people of the State.

Speaking at the African Union Headquarters, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Abubakar Usman who received the Award on behalf of Governor Umaru Bago stated that the Award, which is an acknowledgment of Governor Bago’s landmark achievements in the State, is quite encouraging.

The Governor reassured the people of the State of his administration’s firm resolved to continue to put them first and fulfill its promises.

According to the Governor, “the Africa Sustainability Outliers (ASO) Award is driven by a profound commitment to advancing sustainability across Africa, adding that the award is more than just accolades; is instrumental in shaping a brighter and more sustainable future for Africa”.

He explained that the ASO Award which is a beacon of hope for the African Spirit, a catalyst for change, and a testament to the exceptional and tireless efforts of Africans rewriting Africa’s narrative would no doubt encourage him to bring rapid development to the State.

The ASO Awards Awardees are the embodiment of Africa’s potential for environmental resilience, social progress, and economic prosperity. Each one has left an indelible mark on the landscape of sustainability, demonstrating what can be achieved when passion, dedication, and innovation converge.

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GOVERNOR BAGO PERFORMS LESSER HAJJ WITH PRESIDENT BOLA A TINUBU

GOVERNOR BAGO PERFORMS LESSER HAJJ WITH PRESIDENT BOLA A TINUBU

Niger State Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago has joined President Bola Tinubu,Governor Dikko Rada of Katsina State as well as Bauchi State Governor Bala Muhammad to perform lesser Hajj (UMRAH) in Saudi Arabia.

This follows the successful conclusion of the three day Saudi-Africa Summit held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

They will use the opportunity to pray fervently for the peace and development of Nigeria as well as seek Allah’s guidance and wisdom as they continue in governance

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NIGER STATE GOVERNOR Commissions An ICT Hub donated by Zenith Bank branch in Minna the state Capital

NIGER STATE GOVERNOR Commissions An ICT Hub Donated by Zenith Bank Branch in Minna the State Capital

Governor Umar mohammad Bago while commissioning the new ICT hub said the initiative is aimed at developing information and Communication Technology to the youths and as well tackle the issue of unemployment, explaining that the government can not actually employ everyone but can creat an amble environment for job creation

The Governor further stated that a portal that will accommodate 250 youths at a time will be opened and the exercise will be on a quarterly basis

The Governor appreciated Zenith Bank PLC for the kind gesture and urge the youth to take advantage of the initiative.

Commissioner for Communication Technology and Digital Economy, Suleiman Isah in his welcome address, described the gesture as significant in the journey towards achieving a digital economy transformation in the State.

Hon. Suleiman Isah explained the important role ICT plays in society saying, it is the driving force behind the socio-economic development of a society.

Deputy Zonal Manager, North Central , Zenith Bank, Hassan Abdulsalam said the initiative is part of the institution’s corporate Social Responsibility to their various host communities explaining that such has been done in more than 20 states.

While commending the efforts of the present administration Hassan Abdulsalam revealed that Zenith bank will give youth center a new face lift.

The ICT Centre is equipped with 120 computer sets, communication routes, three sets of communication switches, CCTV with 36 Channels, 20 KVA UPS, 80 KVA generator, and MTN Radio link among others.

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LINA TV NEWS: NIGER GOVT CLEARS OVER N200MILLION WAEC DEBTS

LINA TV NEWS: NIGER GOVT CLEARS OVER N200MILLION WAEC DEBTS

Niger state government on Tuesday disclosed that, it has offset the over N200 million debt owed the West African Examination Council (WAEC) for students in the state.

Making this disclosure, Special Adviser to Governor Umaru Bago on Print Media, Aisha Wakaso during a parley with Journalists in Minna said as part of the governor’s transformation agenda, efforts are beingade to ensure that the National Examination Council (NECO) is also cleared.

It should be noted that, these debts were inherited from previous administrations.

According to her the government has been able clear the WAEC fee backlog of two hundred million, sixteen thousand and sixty five kobo (N200,016,000:65) by the previous administration.

Furthermore, she said, the government will continue to pay the sum of thirty million Naira )N30 million) monthly for the NECO backlog.

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LINATV NEWS: NIGER STATE GOVERNMENT TO REVAMP C OF O STRUCTURE

LINATV NEWS: NIGER STATE GOVERNMENT TO REVAMP C OF O STRUCTURE

Niger state government has disclosed that as part of plans to ensure it achieves the urban renewal project in the state capital, it will revamp the land ownership and certificate of occupancy (C of O) structure.

Addressing Journalists on Tuesday at the government house press gallery, Commissioner for Land and Survey Barrister Maurice Magaji stated that the process will be done electronically and digitally so as to speed up and foster good relationship between the government and the people.

Barrister Maurice disclosed that the state government is working out modalities to map the whole state so as to resolve land dispute and ownership problem as well as having a first hand information of the land mass the state acquires.

He also disclosed that machineries that would be used for the construction of roads and bridges as part of the urban renewal project of the Umaru Mohammad Bago are already on site to commence work.

He explained that Rafin Yashi area of Minna will be the live camp for the contractors, adding that, it would boost the economic activities of the area.

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INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENTS

INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENTS

Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago of Niger State has held several international meetings during his visit to the United Nations with global figures such as the Secretary-Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Amina Jane Mohammed, Ambassador Lot Peter Egopija, Consular General of Nigeria High Commission in New York, and Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

The meeting was aimed at showcasing the abundant potential of the State to have positive collaborations, seeking partnership as it affects agricultural rejuvenation, education, energy, healthcare and many other spheres of the economy.

Governor Umar Bago explained that his administration will remain committed to ensuring that Niger state would be one the most important partners in Nigeria.

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National Universities Commission Granted Approval for the Take Off of Niger State University of Education as the 270th University in the country

National Universities Commission Granted Approval for the Take Off of Niger State University of Education as the 270th University in the country

The National Universities Commission(NUC), has approved the takeoff of Niger State University of Education, which is the 270th University in the country.

The approval letter was formally presented to Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago by the Acting Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), at the Commission’s Head Office in Abuja.

Shortly after receiving the letter of approval, Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago expressed gratitude to the NUC for the reactivation and approval of a process that started over a decade ago.

The Governor observed that there is a deficit in Educational facilities hence, his administration is desirous of making Niger State “the Massachusett of Nigeria”.

Bago assured that funding the University will not be a problem as an Education Trust Fund law is already in place mandating 1% of every State Government contract to go into the Trust Fund.

Governor Umaru Bago also used the opportunity to appeal to the NUC to expedite the approval of Medicine in the Ibrahim Babangida University Lapai for the full take-off of Medical courses in the institution.

The governor also said that he is confident that the upgrade of the Federal College of Education Kontagora to a University of Education signed by the Buhari administration will soon come to fruition.

Worried by the volume of graduates without vocational skills despite the limitless opportunities for white-collar jobs, the Governor stressed that his administration will change the narrative by establishing a hub for vocational training

The Acting Executive Secretary (E.S), of NUC, Mr Chris Mayaki congratulated the Niger State Government under the leadership of Governor Umaru Bago for revalidating and completing the process of establishing the State University of Education.

While pledging the full support of the NUC, the Acting E.S called on the State Government to utilize the advisory role of the Commission for professional and technical advice needed for sustainable funding and operation of the University

The idea of converting the State College of Education to the University of Education was conceived by the Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu Administration in 2013, it was recognised as a duly established University in the Nigerian University System by the NUC on the 8 of May 2015.

However, the present administration led by Umaru Bago, on the 20th of August 2023 wrote for the revalidation of the process and completed it by presenting all relevant documents.

The State University of Education is now enlisted as the 270th University in Nigeria with effect from 28th September 2023. And this makes it the 2nd State Owned University.