Niger State Deputy Governor, Comrade Yakubu Garba, has felicitated with the former Commissioner for Tertiary Education in the state, Prof. Muhammad Bashar Nuhu Tachi, on the occasion of his birthday.
In a statement signed and made available to newsmen in Minna by his Press Secretary, Ummikhaltume Abdullahi Kuta, the deputy governor described Prof. Tachi as a shining light who has demonstrated uncommon resolve to the development of human resources through mentoring and the advancement of feasible policies.
He extolled the virtues of the first Professor of Estate Management from the northern region, saying he was an academician whose legacies will stand tall for generations.
He further commended the celebrant for being at the pinnacle of the drive to harness the potential of the next generation.
The Deputy Governor also appreciated him for always being supportive in both private and public endeavours, and more notably for the scholar’s counsel on the rudiment of his new responsibility as the Deputy Governor of Niger State.
The Deputy Governor, therefore, beseeched Allah for abundant grace in the life of Prof. M.B. Nuhu Tachi.
Similarly, Comrade Yakubu Garba has congratulated Engr. Usman Baba on the event commemorating his birthday.
The Comrade described Usman Baba as his younger brother and political ally who shares a common interest in the development of the state, and he prayed to Allah for continued guidance and protection for the celebrant.
Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago, has expressed shock over the road accident that killed 25 people.
The lone accident that occurred Tuesday at Takalafia village on the Yawuri motorway in Magama Local Government of Niger State was said to have been caused by a speed violation that resulted in the loss of control.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Bologi Ibrahim, the governor described the accident as unfortunate and avoidable.
He decried the insensitivity of some drivers, especially those who violate the established traffic rules and end up causing harm to people and their loved ones.
Governor Umaru Bago cautioned drivers, particularly of trailers and other haulage vehicles, to desist from conveying passengers in their vehicles as it poses serious dangers to the lives of the passengers and other road users.
He said his government will work closely with relevant government authorities both at the local, state, and federal levels to ensure that stringent penalties are meted out to traffic rule violators.
While commiserating with the families of those who died in the crash, the governor prayed to God to forgive their shortcomings and grant them paradise, as well as quick recovery for those who were injured.
The trailer was said to be heading to Lagos from Sokoto State, conveying 229 people, comprising men, women, and children.
Out of the 229 people, 25 were dead, while others were rescued with various degrees of injury.
The injured victims are currently receiving medical attention at the Kontagora General Hospital, while the dead victims have been deposited in the mortuary of the same hospital.