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Published On: Tue, Mar 6th, 2018

Gov. Bello gives N750m to LGs for special projects

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From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna.

The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has given out a total of N750 million to the 25 Local Government Councils in the state to ensure a wide spread of people’s oriented projects to be executed across the state.
Governor Bello disclosed this in Minna to end his tour of the local councils of the state.
He said that his administration’s resolve to ensure the spread of developmental projects in all the 25 local government areas of the state is to give the people especially at the grassroots level a sense of belonging.
“Despite the meager resources of the state, we have over the years ensure spread of developmental projects across the length and breadth of the state and we are resolved to positively change the narrative of infrastructure development in the state.
“This administration will continue to initiate, promote, execute and sponsor people oriented projects that will add value to our people and improve their standard of living. This we pledged will be actualized within our meager resources.”
Bello explained that his visit to the councils was to enable him meet the people with a view to hear from them on areas of their needs and to help guide in policy formulations by the government on specific preferred projects by the people.
He, however , stated that the N30 million given to each of the 25 councils for the execution of preferred projects was to be decided by councils and other stakeholders.

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