The Governor of Niger State and Chairman of North Central Governors Forum, NCGF , Abubakar Sani Bello has extolled the proactiveness of President Muhammadu Buhari as demonstrated by his swift response in ordering the deployment of air power against the renewed banditary activities in some parts of Niger State.
The NCGF Chairman said for the umpteenth time, President Buhari has demonstrated that Niger State is so dare to his heart. He reiterated the commitment of his administration to the collaboration with the president to ensure that the menace of banditary, kidnapping and cattle rustling is brought to a conclusive end in all parts of the state.
He said Niger State is vulnerable to attacks of the bandits because of its vast landmass and proximity to forest area bordering Kaduna, Niger and Zamfara states.
Governor Sani Bello assured President Buhari that along with the efforts of the Federal Government and the security agencies, his administration is also exploring other options like dialogue and economic empowerment, which will lead to the relative peace the state is known for
According to Sani Bello, Agriculture is been prioritized by his government because of its capacity to engage youths of the state in meaningful venture which will take them off crimes. This initiative, Bello said has led to the establishment of the grazing reserves and their value chains around the states.
This he said will create employment and increase the state economy for optimal performance.
In the next few years, Niger State, the Governor affirmed will be the Dairy and meat centre of Nigeria, as his government is attracting agro companies both outside and within the country to invest in Agriculture in the state.
He also said his administration is investing heavily in education which is capable of placing the state among the elite states in Nigeria.
To achieve this Sani Bello explained that existing educational infrastructures are been upgraded while new ones are been built.
“You have done excellently well in containing the insecurity in the land. I urge other states to support the president as he battles to secure Nigeria and put its economy on path of sustainable development’. Sani-Bello said.
Governor Sani Bello therefore commended the President for his selfless efforts at repositioning all sectors of the Nigerian economy, adding that posterity will certainly be kind to President Buhari because of his unflinching love for Nigeria and Nigerians as well as the legacy he is leaving in the sands of time.