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Niger Speaker expresses concern over deplorable state of roads


Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, Mr Abdullahi Wuse, has expressed concern over the decay in infrastructure development of the state, especially the deplorable state of the Minna-Suleja road.

He made this known known when he received the newly elected executives of the Niger State Chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) led by its Chairman, Mr Mohammed El-Surur, on a courtesy visit in Minna on Tuesday.

Wuse said that infrastructure development in the state had constituted major challenges to governments, especially the present administration, while lamenting that necessary infrastructure in place was key for development.

“If you don’t put in place necessary infrastructure, no meaningful development can take place. Even investors that have interest to come and invest in the state will be reluctant about it because of the bad roads.

“Just last weekend, I was invited for a wedding. It took me one hour to drive from Minna to Pago because of the bad shape of the road from Minna down to Kwakuti,” he said.

He attributed the situation of things to paucity of funds that was slowing down infrastructure development in the state and also the poor Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) base of the state.

According to him, there is a need for the state government to structure the manner of collecting revenue by ensuring that tax payers were consistent in tax payments.

The speaker also expressed concern over the present problem between the state government and the organised labour and said that the house was not happy over the latest development and called on the NBA to play their role.

Earlier, El-Surur, said that the purpose of the visit was to introduce the new executives of the state NBA to the leadership of the Assembly as well as solicit for support.

He gave assurance to work with the Assembly in discharging their duties of law making while soliciting for the support of the lawmakers to enable the association have a “Bar Centre” and the headquarters where lawyers could interact with the public.

Also, Alhaji Ahmad Bello, Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary, said the committee would engage the NBA as custodians of the law in its legislative activities.

Edited By: Emmanuel Nwoye/Adeleye Ajayi (NAN)

 

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