Niger State Governor, Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago says that he is confident that Sen Abubakar Sani Bello will give good representation for his people at the red chambers.
Gov Umaru Bago said this at a reception held for Sen. Abubakar Sani Bello, the immediate past governor of Niger State and Senator representing Niger North Senatorial District in the 10th National Assembly, held at the NAF Conference Centre and Suites, Abuja.
Gov Umaru Bago assured him that the government will work together with him as their doors were open to receive all advice and contributions he will make.
"I want to wish him well, I want him to know that we have his back and as a people and government our doors are open, we welcome all kinds of advice from him and inshallah I will work together with him.
"We want him to represent us very well from where he is representing", he said.
He urged the Senator to avail himself and be accessible to members of his constituency.
Sen. Sani Bello said that he will give his best to the people of his constituency and the state at large.
He assured his people that he will represent them well at the centre as well as involve stakeholders of his constituency in carrying out legislative functions.
"Definitely as a Senator representing Niger North, I will do my best to give them the good representation they deserve.
"We will engage stakeholders from time to time to understand their feelings, their difficulties and how we can help at the centre.
The former governor of Niger State, who won a landslide victory at the recently concluded National Assembly elections, was overwhelmed with the solidarity shown to him.
He appreciated all those that made it to the reception and assured them of quality representation.
Other speakers who congratulated Sen Sani Bello include his wife and immediate past first lady of Niger State, Dr Amina Abubakar Bello, a former secretary to the State Government (SSG), Professor Yayaha Kuta Muhammad, the former governor’s chief of staff, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe, and some immediate past cabinet members, and some members of his constituency.
According to them, the Senator has performed credibly well and that they have no doubt that he will excel as a parliamentarian.
Niger State Governor, Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago, has inaugurated the 10th Assembly of the state, with a call for close synergy among the three arms of government.
In his goodwill message at the inauguration ceremony held at the State Assembly Chamber, the Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Comrade Yakubu Garba, said it was his belief that the 10th Assembly will conduct itself in an atmosphere of dedication and service to the people which will guarantee the culture of cordial relationship existing between the three Arms of Government in the state.
He reminded the legislators that it was their constitutional responsibility to make effective laws, repeal where necessary and enact new ones, appropriate funds and carryout effective oversight functions so that good governance ethics can be enshrined to enable them deliver on their campaign promises to the people.
The Governor who was a three term former federal legislator, said he was aware that the challenges before the state legislators might be enormous and herculean, but assured them that they were surmountable if they cultivate the right attitude, dedication and always consider the interest of their people first.
He also urged the legislators to pursue agendas that are people-oriented rather than personal and political agendas, adding that they should always share with the executive, the needs of their people and not to relent in drawing the attention of the executive on any issue that requires their inputs.
The Governor also assured the legislators of the executive arm's support to carry out their legislative responsibilities and also urged them to concentrate on their constitutional duties of law making, appropriation, exposing corruption and inefficiency in the management of public funds and oversight functions.
"Hon members elect, distinguished invited guests, it is pertinent for me to point out here that the legislative function is not only limited to law making and oversight functions, but your role guarantees the legitimacy and credibility of democratic governance.
"It is worthy of note that, a Legislator can only donate projects to his constituents as personal contribution to the development of his community, but it is not his duty to be directly involved in executing such constituency projects.
"This often leads to misunderstanding with the Executive Arm of Government, therefore, in this new administration, we all need a change of attitude in doing our jobs, so that we would be able to deliver on our expectations to the people," the Governor observed.
While congratulating members of the 10th Assembly, Governor Umar Bago also wished them success in their legislative responsibilities, and looked forward to a mutual working relationship with them for the benefit of Nigerlites.