Niger Govt redeploys PHC staff to Health Development Agency

Niger state government has transfered all staff of Primary Health Care from the Niger state Ministry of Local affairs to the state’s Primary Health Care Development agency. The State Deputy Governor and Chairman of the State’s Primary Health Care Development Agency Governing Board,Ahmed Ketso disclosed this while declaring opened a 3-day capacity building retreat for members of the Governing Board which took place at Ibeto Hotel, Abuja on Tuesday. The Deputy Governor hinted that payment of salaries to staff of all primary Health Care by the Primary Health Care Development…

Niger Govt to reconstruct, modernize Minna abattoir, others … plans to resettle Muregi, Ketso communities

Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has approved the reconstruction of a modern abattoir in Minna at the cost of N512.7m. Commissioner for Livestock and Fisheries, Alhaji Haruna Nuhu Dukku disclosed this during the Post Exco Media briefing held at Government House, Minna. Dukku said the Minna Abattoir, which is almost 50 years old, needed to be modernized to meet the desired standard adding that doing so will make the processes of slaughtering and production of meat more hygienic in line with global best practices. He said when the modern…

Niger Govt commences implementation of Basic healthcare provision fund

Niger State Government has said it has commenced the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund implementation in order to support an effective delivery of primary healthcare services in the state. Commissioner for Health Ministry of Health and Hospital Management Services, Dr. Mohammed Makusidi disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the government house, Minna. He explained that the program was a large scale reform financed by annual grant of one percent consolidation revenue of the Federal Government, grant from international donors and funds from other sources. According to him, the National Health Act,…

Niger Govt lifts ban on closure of state owned roads to articulated vehicles

Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has directed relevant agencies in the State to open up the closed roads to articulated vehicles that are carrying not more than 45,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit PMS and 35,000 tonnes of dry cargo. The Governor gave the directive when he briefed journalists shortly after a meeting chaired by the Chief of Staff to President Mohammadu Buhari, Inspector General of Police, the Director General of the Department of State Services, the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Coorperation and the Minister…

Niger closes state-owned roads to Articulated vehicles

Niger State Government has closed down Minna-Bida state-owned road to articulated vehicles due to it deplorable condition and to allow for speedy reconstruction of the road. The official closure of the road took place with a barricade to stop the heavy trucks from accessing the road in Bida. The closure of the road was coming after the state government had announced the close down of all its roads to articulated vehicles some weeks back. The Minna-Bida road,which has witnessed incessant breakdown of articulated vehicles on the road, has caused untold…

TRAINING SCHOOL:Niger Govt donates 50 hectares to NSCDC

Niger State Government has made available 50 hectare plot of land to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC for the establishment of a training school in Kontagora. Chairman North Central Governors Forum and Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello who handed over the land to the management of NSCDC in Kontagora said it was in a bid to provide security to Citizens. Governor Sani-Bello explained that in the interim, the State government had signed a leasing agreement with the Bako Ranch Limited to ensure a smooth take…

Niger Govt to kick-start accelerated agricultural development scheme  …..commences gold exploration

Niger State Government said it has accessed the sum of N1.5 billion from the Central Bank of Nigeria to kick start the Accelerated Agricultural Development Scheme (AADS) in the state. Commissioner for Livestock and Fishery, Alhaji Haruna Dukku stated this during the post State Executive Council briefing with journalists in Government House, Minna. Alhaji Dukku said the scheme which is targeted at empowering 10,000 women and youths between 18-35 years, is also aimed at improving the Agricultural value-chain particularly in the 3 main crops produced in the state (rice, soya…

Stakeholders support move to ban heavy duty vehicles on state-owned roads in Niger state

Niger State Government and critical stakeholders in the state have agreed to the closure of all state-owned roads to heavy trucks to preserve the roads; allow for the speedy completion of those under repairs, like the Minna-Bida Road; and reduce carnage on the road. The position emerged after a meeting of critical stakeholders and the Niger State government presided over by the Chairman, Infrastructure Project Monitoring Committee and the Chief of Staff to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, Ibrahim Balarabe held at the Government House Minna. Restriction of movement of articulated…

Niger Govt sues for calm over banditry attacks in Kagara, Rafi communities

The Niger State Government has appealed to residents of Kagara town in Rafi local government Area of the State to remain calm, as government is deploying resources at its disposal to ensure the protection of their lives and property. This appeal came against the backdrop of bandits’ attack on the town and the panic elicited by a social media video, in which the residents of the area were seen running helter skelter and calling for intervention from the state government and the army. In a message of condolence, Governor Abubakar…

ROAD CONSTRUCTION : Niger Govt to ban articulated vehicles on Minna-Bida road

To ensure the speedy completion of Minna-Bida Road, the Niger State Government is set to restrict the heavy-duty vehicles from plying the road. The position of Government was disclosed by the Chairman Infrastructure Project Monitoring Committee Ibrahim Balarabe while leading the team on a fact finding mission on factors responsible for the slow pace of work and to inspect the ongoing road project. The team noted that unless the restriction is made, the pace of work on the road would be slow pointing out that the heavy trucks have constituting…