The Niger State government has urged the people of the state to strengthen their commitment and obligation to the state as well as continue to show their understanding, in the face of the ongoing national economic recession.
The Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism Mr Jonathan Vatsa, in a statement, expressed the readiness of Governor Abubakar Bello’s administration, to see the state through the path of greatness despite the recession.
He further stated that the administration had since inception, been positioned to always take the interest of the people above all others, even in the face of challenges.
He said the government highlighted the need for the support of the people to be able to achieve its set objectives.
“We call on all ‘Nigerites’ to meet up with their obligations, such as paying taxes, playing their roles diligently wherever they find themselves, especially if in positions of responsibility, remaining productive by identifying areas of comparative advantages, such as agriculture, and most importantly, protecting public institutions and property,” he stated.
He assured residents that whatever resources were available to the government, would be judiciously used for the best interest of the state emphasising that “since this government came to being, we have not put anybody in doubt about the readiness of the government to block areas of leakages and avoid wastage”.
“We are aware we have a date with history and the restoration agenda in key areas we set to achieve, that is why we are doing everything possible to make sure that we have projects ongoing in every sector of the state’s economy,” Mr Vatsa stated.
This he said was in order “to lubricate the system and also focus on priority areas that have multiplier effect on the people at short, medium and long term basis”.
The Commissioner further urged the people to support the government and show considerable levels of understanding of the economic situation.
He reiterated the need for the support and understanding of the people in tackling the challenges, as the government continues to leverage on the basic tenets of democracy.
“It would also encourage engagements and will be as open as possible, as the economic situation functions along the variables of recovery,” he added.