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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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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NIGER ASSEMBLY SPEAKER COMMENDS HON SANI IDRIS FOR HIS EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME

NIGER ASSEMBLY SPEAKER COMMENDS HON SANI IDRIS FOR HIS EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME.

The Speaker Niger State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon. Barr. ( Dr.) Abdulmalik Muhammed SarkinDaji has commended Hon. Sani Idris for holding an empowerment program for youths.

He gave the commendation at the official opening ceremony of the 12 Weeks Digital Skills Training Programme for 500 Youths, which was sponsored by Hon. Muhammed Sani Idris, Member Representing Tafa Constituency.

Delivering his Goodwill message, the Speaker appreciated Hon. Muhammed Sani Idris for organizing this historic empowerment programme for the people of his Constituency which is targeted at the Youths to enable them have knowledge on digital networking Business.

He further retreated that the present 10th Assembly is committed to providing basic social amenities to the people at the grass root level to compliment the efforts of the present Administration in the State.

He urged the participants to be good ambassadors of the Local Government and encourage them to key into the training and take it seriously.

Speaking earlier the Member Representing Tafa Constituency at the Niger State House of Assembly, used the avenue to appreciate the Speaker, Members of the 10th Assembly and other dignitaries for finding time to witness the official flag off the Digital networking Business.

He said that 500 youths were selected from the various ward in Tafa Local Government Area . He appealed to them to justify their selection by participating fully in the 12 Weeks Digital networking Business Training that will be of benefit to them.

Dignitaries who graced the event includes, State Assembly Members, former Speaker of Niger State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abdullahi Bawa Wise, Chairman Tafa Local Government Area, APC Party Chairman Tafa amongst others.

Harajana Umar Ragada
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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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Niger State Government Sets to Make Planting of Threes Mandatory in Every Household in Minna

Niger State Government Sets to Make Planting of Threes Mandatory in Every Household in Minna

Niger state government says plans are underway to make a new policy of planting minimum of three trees by every household in Minna town.

The Commissioner for Environment,Yakubu Kolo disclosed this to newsmen at the post exco press briefing at the government house.

Commissioner for environment, Yakubu Kolo represented by the permanent secretary Suraju Saeed,that the Ministry has put in place measures and policies that will preserve the environment by keeping it clean and green.

Kolo also revealed that government is bringing in a recycling company that will turn waste to wealth in the state.

He added that as part of plans to keep the environment clean,the Ministry through its agency, NSEPA will employ more cleaners and increase their monthly Steepens.

The Commissioner for Lands and Survey,Maurice Magaji said the government has handed over some plots of lands to be developed, explaining that same project will be replicated in Suleja, Bida and Kontagora.

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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.

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NIGER STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY TO PARTNER NGOs on GIRL CHILD EDUCATION

NIGER STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY TO PARTNER NGOs on GIRL CHILD EDUCATION

The Deputy Speaker, Niger State House of Assembly, Hon. Afiniki Eunice Dauda has disclosed that Niger State House of Assembly will partner with NGOs on girl child education.

She made the disclosure when she received the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Maya Care Foundation in her office at the Assembly Complex in Minna.

LINATV Correspondent Harajana Umar Ragada reported that Hon.Afiniki assured the CEO of Maya Care Foundation and her team of the 10th Assembly’s Legislative Support and collaboration in the areas of improving Girl Child Education and out-of-school Children in the State.

In her remarks, the CEO and Founder of Maya Care Foundation, Hajiya, Safiya Abdulmumuni, Congratulated the Deputy Speaker and Members of the 10th Assembly for their successful inauguration and used the opportunity to inform the Deputy Speaker that Maya Care Foundation is a non-governmental organization that is particular about Children and out of school Children especially, girls.

The Founder further explained that their major focus is to pick them up from the street and send them back to school by giving them quality Education, Conducive environment and learning materials.

She also said that the foundation has been to some states in Nigeria, adding that the foundation has also carried out a Women empowerment program as well as supporting a school in Gurara Local Government Area of Niger State.

She further stated that the foundation is having an annual Programme every September when schools resume and this particular year they would be holding it in Niger State.

COV/Harajana Umar Ragada,