Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has thanked His Royal Highness, The Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar and the people of Bida Emirate for the warm reception accorded him during his visit to Bida to commiserate with victims and also have on the spot assessment of the burned Etsu Musa market
Alhaji Danjuma Salau,Commissioner For Information and Strategy, in a statement said the overwhelming reception accorded Governor Sani-Bello was a clear testimony of the love and respect for him by Bida people.
The Governor also commiserated with His Royal Highness, Etsu Nupe,Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, the people of Bida and victims of the unfortunate fire inferno.
The statement however noted that the unfortunate misbehavior by some misguided youth during the visit, which was blown out of proportion by mischief makers and social media insurgents does not represent who Bida people are or stand for.
“The misbehavior exhibited by some misguided, ill-informed, financially, induced, politically, motivated miscreants is at variance with what Bida people are known for. Bida people are known for –peace, respect for elders and constituted authority.”
“It is clear that the motive of the sponsor, or sponsors of those miscreants was to embarrass the Governor, other political office holders as well as Royal Highness, Etsu Nupe and more importantly diminish the success of the visit to Bida.”
It is not just unfair to the victims, but also morally wrong for some people to make political capital out of the unfortunate incident that occurred.”the Commissioner maintained.
Alhaji Danjuma Salau further said the present administration under the leadership of Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello remained focused on delivery good governance to Nigerlites in respective of political, ethnic or religious differences.
” Government remained determined to ensuring peace, law and order in every nook and crannies of the state.
As a responsive and responsible Government, lawlessness will not be tolerated. Furthermore, security agencies have been directed to investigate immediate and remote causes of the public disturbance.Any
one found culpable would be dealt with according to law.”the Commissioner assured.