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Niger Gov-Elect, Umar Bago Rolls Out Action Plan Ahead Of Inauguration




Ahead of the 29th May swearing-in date, the Niger State Governor-elect, Umar Mohammed Bago has started rolling out some of his action plans pending his inauguration.

According to him, part of his plans for the state is to relocate the Madalla market situated along the Zuba – Kaduna road, near Zuma Rock in the Suleja local government area of Niger.

The governor-elect said the market needs to be moved soon because its location has endangered the lives of and properties of the citizens within and outside the state.

Naija News reports that Bago made this known on Wednesday when the members of the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Niger state council paid him a congratulatory visit at the Presidential Lodge- cum Governor’s Lodge in Minna, the State capital.

Stating how his administration would operate an open door policy, he explained that the present site of the Madalla market has continued to pose lots of dangers and hazards to residents and motorists plying the Kaduna – Abuja Road.

Bago said “You are welcomed to a new Niger state. I want to thank the media for doing your best in your support. I want to assure you that we will partner with journalists, especially the Correspondents Chapel.

“We would welcome constructive criticism, stressing that “Our doors are opened to all, please keep us abreast of issues and happenings in the state. Do not be judgemental but also listen to us.

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”The media especially the Correspondents Chapel of NUJ will come with us the day we will move the Madalla market. We will however not impede on fundamental human rights of citizens during the exercise.“