PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ASSURES NIGERIANS OF PEOPLE President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday assured Nigerians that people oriented projects and programmes will continue to be given priority attention by his administration.
He stated this on Saturday during the All Progressives Congress Presidential campaign in Minna, the Niger State capital.
The President noted that his administration is committed to even infrastructural development across the country, just as he is committed to implementing projects and programmes that will ensure economic development of Niger State.
Highlighting some of his administration’s intervention in the state, the President said, “Since the beginning of our administration, we have engaged in different projects in different parts of the state. Some are still on going and some about to begin.
“The dualization of Suleja-Minna road is on going, we have also ordered the reconstruction of Lambata-Bida road and contractors already on site, Mokwa-Tegina-Kaduna road is also on going, contractors have also been mobilized to site for the construction of Bokani-Kontagora road. Adding that “the contract for New Bussa-Kayam road road has also been awarded as well as the reconstruction of Auna irrigation site and the on going construction of Zugeru Hydroelectric dam.”
Earlier, at the inauguration of the Baro River Port in Agaie Local Government Area of the state, the President said the project was a well conceived one, designed to boost economic activities in the state as well as the country.
He stated that the objective of the project was to dredge the River Niger for easy movement of goods to the hinterlands through the Baro Port. The President then promised that his administration would also see to the completion of roads and rail networks linking Baro to other major cities in order to easy transportation and economic activities.
Commending the federal government for the construction pf the Port, Niger State Governor, Alh. Abubakar Sani Bello, said the Baro Port means alot to the state as it will boost and increase the economic potentials of the state.
He stated that ” the state government on its own part is working relentlessly to see to the completion of the port by sensitizing the community and a master plan has been prepared for the area so that there will be control with regards to development”.
Elated by the project, Gov. Sani Bello expressed optimism that Port would attract influx of investors to the area in few years to come, adding the positive impact of the project on the community and the state would be enormous.
Speaking at the rally, Governor Sani Bello assured the President of the people’s total support at the forth coming general elections. “Mr. President Niger State is for you. We have resolved to give our votes to you and all candidates of All Progressives Congress at the forthcoming elections”.
Earlier the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshomole called on the people of the state to ensure they vote for APC throughout the 2019 election so as to enable the party bring back the lost glory of the the country.
Jibrin Baba Ndace
Chief Press Secretary
19th January 2019