Niger State Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago has said that, henceforth, the State Executive Council (SEC) meetings will be conducted through Zoom.
He also promised that no file would stay on his table for 24 hours without being treated, urging other key government officials to do the same.
The governor stated this at an enlarged inaugural state executive council meeting held at the council chamber, Government House, Minna.
He gave the revenue-generating ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) in the state an annual target of N120 billion.
The governor asked them to remember their oath of office, urging them to be accessible and responsible in the discharge of their duties.
The governor noted that for the present administration to deliver dividends of democracy to the citizens, things must be done differently and rightly.
According to him "any file on my table will not last twenty-four hours".
He said all the revenue-generating MDAs should redouble their efforts to make sure the monthly target of N10 billion naira is achieved.
The governor explained that the administration's policies would be deliberate and promised to heavily invest in agricultural equipment to turn around the fortunes of the state.
He also suspended mining activities in the state until miners are profiled and documented to curb criminality.
He said the new ministries were created to fit into the vision and mission of his administration.
The Justice Angela Otaluka National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting at the Minna High Court Complex has upheld the election of the former governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello, as the senator representing Niger North Senatorial District.
Senator Abubakar Sani Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) contested the February 25, National Assembly Election against the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Shehu Mohammed Abdullahi, who lost at the polls.
Senator Shehu Mohammed then approached the election petition tribunal, challenging the election of the former governor on the allegations that multiple votes were cast and that the election was marred with irregularities.
In his petition to the tribunal, Shehu prayed to the court through his lawyer, Barrister Hussaini Garba, that the tribunal should nullify the election of Abubakar Sani Bello and declare him the winner as he scored the highest number of votes cast at the election.
In over three hours of judgement delivered at the high court headquarters in Minna, Justice Angela Otaluka, after reviewing the whole proceedings of the petition, averred that the petitioner failed in totality to prove the issues of overvoting raised in his petition, saying that the petition lacked merit and was dismissed, while the election of the second respondent in the petition was upheld.
Justice Angela Otaluka, while dismissing the petition, awarded the sum of N250,000 as a cost to the respondent.
Similarly, the election of Senator Peter Ndalikali Jiya of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of Niger South Senatorial District at the February 25 National Assembly Election was equally upheld by the tribunal.
Senator Mohammed Bima of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had filed a petition against Senator Peter Jiya, challenging his election.
Bima alleged that he was dully elected having scored the majority of the total votes cast in the Niger South Senatorial District and prayed the tribunal to nullify the election of Senator Peter Jiya and to declare him the rightful winner of the election.
Justice Angela Otaluka, while dismissing the petition, declared that the allegations raised by the petitioner could not be substantiated as they lack merit and were therefore dismissed.