GOV BELLO 3By George Daniya

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State says he was studying some of the ideas shared at the end of 3rd Progressive Governors Forum with a view of implementing them.

Governor Bello disclosed this during an interview held at the Plateau State Government House, Little Rayfield, Jos.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors met in Jos under the aegis of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) to parley with the Federal Government on policy synergy and strengthening of public service delivery in the country.

He said that due to the large landmass of Niger State, he may possibly monitor the activities of the teachers through the use of technology.

According to him, the vast landmass of state was making physical monitoring difficult, as such the use of technology may not be ruled out.

He said that the government was planning to bring schools closer to communities in order that they get more girl-child enrollment in schools.

The governor said that he was also talking to both national and foreign foundation as it regards to building schools close to their communities.

He said that state government was proactive in the payment of counterpart and will not relent.

On health, the governor added that he will continue to give priority to Primary Healthcare so as to reduce pressure on secondary facilities.

In his keynote address, President Muhammadu Buhari who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha commended the contributions of the progressive governors as it has contributed to the socio-economic, cultural and political development of the country.

The President added that his administration remained committed towards the improvement of the welfare of the citizens, as such; he called on the state governments to double their support in the anti-corruption fight as through this collaboration will lead to corruption being stamped out.

He enjoined all the states that attended the parley to make the best use of what was learnt to further develop the country.

In his remark, the host Governor, Mr. Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State who was also the Chairman, Northern Governors’ Forum stated that the aim of the Parley was to ensure that the Governors come together to synergize, explore and collaborate with each other to chat a course of strengthening public service delivery to citizens so as to enable the people feel the impact of the government.

The Plateau State Governor further stated that the Progressive Governors remain committed to providing accountable and responsive leadership to the people, adding that despite the challenges faced by the country, the APC administration at all levels has recorded tremendous achievements in different sectors.

He, however, maintained that “as Governors saddled with the responsibility of moving our states forward, we have no option but to constantly engage one another” in order to allow the people feel a sense of belonging.

 

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