NIGER STATE GOVERNMENT EXITS TRIPARTITE AGREEMENT ON MADALLA HOUSING ESTATE IN SULEJA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA…AS EFFORTS ARE IN TOP GEAR TOWARDS REOPENING OF SCHOOLS

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Niger State Government has officially and mutually exited the tripartite agreement on the Housing Estate in Madalla, Suleja Local Government Area.

The Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Barrister Muhktar Nasale announced this while briefing Journalists on some Executive Council’s resolutions for the week.

Barrister Nasale explained that the agreement was between the State Government, a private construction firm and the Federal Mortgage Bank adding that the project has lasted more than 17 years without completion.

Barrister Nasale said that the three parties involved have agreed to wave the investment that have hitherto been committed in the project and that the State Government will engage a competent firm that would buy off the project with the view to completing it for the benefit of the citizens of the state.

Also at the briefing, the Commissioner for Education, Hajiya Hannatu Salihu disclosed that efforts are in top gear towards ensuring that the ministry meets up with the Federal Government recommendations and the laid down protocols on COVID-19 for the reopening of schools.

She said meeting up with the Federal Government recommendations and the COVID-19 protocols are necessary so as not to endanger the lives of the pupils, students and their teachers.

The commissioner revealed that the sum of N86m was approved by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello for the repatriation of Almajirai to their state of origin in compliance with the agreement reached amongst the Northern Governors.

She further said that 806 Almajirai have identified and quarantined out of which 557 have been successfully reunited with their families after undergoing all routine checks for COVID-19 and given the best humane treatment.

Mary Noel-Berje
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Niger state.

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