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Published On: Fri, Aug 21st, 2020

Niger Gov condoles Lebanese Govt, FERMA over loss of Staff

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From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna

The Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello has commiserated with the Lebanese Government, Nigerian Army and FERMA, over the loss of their staff and personnel to the activities of criminal elements in the state last week Monday.
This was contained in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mary Noel Berje yesterday in Minna.
The Governor expressed his deepest condolences and pain over the abducted, injured and killed workers including a foreigner.
The Governor said he is saddened over the continuous loss of lives to society’s undesirable elements at a time the government is doing everything to address the problem of infrastructural decay in most parts of the state.
According to him, “It is more grieving, when workers, who are dutifully carrying out their legitimate duty of maintaining roads have to suffer this fatality.
“We are at work presently and fast-tracking other measures, which we cannot disclose for now, to check the dubious activities of these criminals portraying the state in bad light both at home and internationally.”
“Our condolences are with the Lebanese Embassy in Nigeria, the Nigerian Army and FERMA over the loss, especially to the families of the deceased who have lost their bread winners. Our resolve is that these heroes will not die in vain.
“It is more worrisome that most of the perpetrators of these heinous crimes are young people, who are supposed to be leaders of tomorrow.
“He however called for a holistic approach to dealing with the high rate of crimes through strong family system.”
Governor Bello revealed that his government will intensify its collaboration with the relevant security agencies and President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the issue of insecurity is permanently laid to rest.

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