From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Association of Nigerlites Residents in Northern states (ANRENS) has reiterated its unflinching support for the niger state governorship aspiration of Alhaji Umar Gado Nasko, saying he has impacted positively on the people of Niger state, expressing confidence that his dynamism and pro-activeness will catapult the state to greater heights.
The Association stated this in a press statement signed by Alhaji Mohammed Ndagi and Mallam Alhassan Idris Doko Chairman and Secretary General respectively, which was made available to the media in Kaduna yesterday.
They stated that Gado Nasko has understudied the Chief Servant since 1999 and there is no gain saying
the fact that he has been tested and he is trusted to carry the baton of transformation embarked upon by Babangida Aliyu.
They added that the young man represents a paradigm shift for Niger state and his pedigree speaks volume of our optimism, adding “We recall with nostalgia his initiation of the “Green the Niger
Initiative” when he was the state’s Commissioner of Environment, remains a glaring evidence of his commitment to speedy infrastructural development in the state.
“The Green the Niger Initiative saw Niger State, especially Minna city, wearing a new look in terms of serenity, cleanliness and evacuation of debris, dust bins, and other environmental-polluting agents, thereby restoring high level of hygiene, with far-reaching implications on human health and longevity”, the statement said.
“Alhaji Gado Nasko, as Commissioner of Transport and Infrastructural Development recorded major milestones such as the renovation of five roads in Minna Metropolis, construction of Lumma-Umma Road, Batati-DabbanRoad,Kutigi-Fazhi Road, Gurara,MokwaRaba/General Hospital Access road, and construction of access road to Fuel Dump at Minna International Airport”, it added.