Niger gover­nor has not de­liv­ered on cam­paign prom­ises - APC

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Aliyu M. Ha­m­agam, Minna

The All People Congress (APC), in Niger State has said that the state gover­nor, Dr. Mu’azu Ba­bangida Aliyu, is un­der­min­ing the in­tel­li­gence of the people of the state by declar­ing that he has de­liv­ered on all his po­lit­i­cal prom­ises.

This was con­tained in state­ment signed by a mem­ber of the in­terim man­age­ment com­mit­tee of the APC in Niger, Umaru Shuaibu “Gover­nor Aliyu promised to con­struct 10 km roads for each of the 25 Lo­cal Gov­ern­ments in the State. In the 7 years of his ten­ure this is yet to be ful­filled. The Gover­nor promised to pro­vide 5000 hous­ing units spread across the 4 ma­jor towns of the state with 1000 units in Minna alone. In Minna the tar­get is still not at­tained and qual­i­ties of the houses are grossly sub­stan­dard. In Bida and Kon­tagora the project is aban­doned, while that of Suleja is yet to even com­mence in the whole of the 7 years of his ten­ure. Al­most one quar­ter of the num­ber of hous­ing units he promised are not on the ground.

“He promised to build a 5 star ho­tel in Minna at a whop­ping N5 bil­lion, the site is still va­cant af­ter ex­pend­ing huge pub­lic fund. Now he has only one year to go. We won­der the type of mir­a­cle he will per­form if he could not do it in the last 7 years. The Gover­nor com­mit­ted huge amount of money in the pre­text of up­grad­ing the IBB Specialist Hospi­tal in a project he coined as Niger-Amer­i­can Med­i­cal City since his first term of ad­min­is­tra­tion. Till date no money no project.

Re­act­ing to APC’s crit­i­cism of Gover­nor Aliyu’s achieve­ments, the gover­nor’s spokesman, Dan­ladi Ndayebo de­scribed the state­ment by the op­po­si­tion as ma­li­cious and bereft of any shred of sin­cer­ity.

Ndayebo said Gover­nor Aliyu has stamped his seal of ex­cel­lence on all the crit­i­cal sec­tors of the state’s econ­omy such as roads, ed­u­ca­tion, agri­cul­ture, se­cu­rity, health, hous­ing and in­fras­truc­tural de­vel­op­ment.

He said the re­con­struc­tion of all the ma­jor roads in the cap­i­tal city, Kutigi – Fazhi road , re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of Minna in­dus­trial lay­out road net­work, Batati-Dab­ban road, Lu­maBa­bana Road, Bonu-Gu­rara Wa­ter­falls; Mokwa-Raba road, Bi­rigi-La­pai Gwari, La­pai-Gulu- Muye road and sev­eral oth­ers make APC’s claim on the state of in­fra­struc­ture in the state un­ten­able.

Gov Ba­bangida Aliyu

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