NIGER STATE OF NIGERIA
Transparency, Accountability, Integrity
In the making is a state of brilliance, one that’s progressive and modernized with vision and initiatives in developmental strategies. Niger State will prosper economically, socio-politically and culturally. We will as a family live in harmony and will respect our differences, by always putting our state’s needs ahead of our personal interests. “We may be different in so many ways, but the secret to our success is buried in our diversity. We have enough knowledge, perspectives, answers and alternatives to always tap on. What then could be too challenging or overbearing to Nigerlites?
Wisdom comes from experience and flexibility in our actions on which the quality of our lives depends on. We must utilize the most of our human and natural potentials. Through our hard work someday, soon, Niger State will be ranked amongst the most developed states in Nigeria and we will be the benchmark for the other states to be measured up against. Ours will be the Promised Land where love and adoration for one another will be abundant. Corruption and injustice will fade away and benevolent co-existence will flourish.
We will be setting high standards through the consistent depiction of integrity and become good ambassadors of Niger State by responsibly executing our constitutional duties. Each and every resourceful step gets us closer to our dream. Let’s together create an empowering culture of faith, devotion, contribution, and support for “the power state” and make these our core values. As one people, we all must make a worth-while input to re-invent our state, if not for us, for our children and their children. Inevitably we’ll consciously create a harmonious environment for the general well-being of all Nigerlites and as a token of our love for generations to come. This will be our legacies to all Nigerians!!!
Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu OON
Chief Servant & Exec Governor of Niger State
In the News
Niger State Governor, Dr. M. Aliyu vows to flush out ghost workers from the civil service and put in place strategies that would block all loopholes that aid the looting of state treasury.
The Executive Governor of Niger State, Dr. M.B. Aliyu announced that he met an empty treasury and vows to inform Nigerlites about what is going on.
The Nupe Progressive Alliance (NPA) wrote a letter to the state Governor, Dr. M.B. Aliyu urging him to drop the name of the former non-performing governor, Engineer A. Kure, from the ministerial list for causing underdevelopment, poverty and a host of misdeeds at all levels. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is also divided over the inclusion of Engineer Kure, who mis-governed for eight years on the list.
Niger state government has set up a committee to probe the fishy establishment of 17 additional local governent councils created by Kure's Administration.
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Niger State Governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, has said he is disappointed over the non-challant attitude of elder statesmen from the state including former military presidents, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) and General Abdulsalami Abubakar(rtd), to the feud between him and his predecessor, Alhaji Abdulkadir Kure.
Former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Niger State Alhaji Umar Kawu was yesterday arrested by the police in Minna over the disputed N500m contract between the state and a foreign firm.
Niger State Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu, at the weekend said his administration was probing his predecessor, Abdulkadir Kure, to continue the anti-corruption campaign, in line with the zero tolerance of corruption by President Umaru Yar’Adua's administration.
Niger State government has put in motion necessary measures for the establishment of a $400 million Hydro power project at Gurara Falls . The state commissioner for Works and Infrastructural Development, Engr. Sani Ndanusa, who disclosed this in Minna at the weekend, said the project will consist of two segments, the Hydro power and Water supply. Ndanusa explained that the project will commence by October 2008, after detailed studies, engineering designs, environmental impact assessment and socio- economic surveys of the area have been concluded.
The Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, has blamed the growing level of poverty in the northern parts of the country on the emphasis placed on politics as a profession by the elite of the region.
Niger State governor, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu, in this interview with Features Editor, Wole Efunnuga, speaks on what he has been able to achieve since he became governor, why he believes in being called chief servant and how he has been able to clear the arrears owed retired civil servants in the state. Excerpts:
Chief Servant, in your comment, you said there is nothing excellent about the so-called excellencies as governors are referred to and you govern a state where two former heads of state hail from. Does that define your relationship with them?
The word 'excellency' is meant for ambassadors who are seen as direct representatives of their countries.
On his being called the 'chief servant' of the state - It is to really give credit to those that deserve it. The people that deserve the credit of leadership are really your employers and in my case, my employers are the people who voted me in. Whenever I remember the days we were campaigning, we were literally begging them to come out to vote for us. So, they are like an interview panel or like an employer trying to employ you. By the time he employs you, then you become superior to him and you begin to bear the word "Excellency" and you see yourself as so excellent that you can never make mistakes. Some people became so excellent that they flew, and unfortunately, flew with the money and left the people on the ground. So, we thought that it is time to demystify it and to be humble enough to really speak with the people all the time. I have discovered within a short time that the people understand and know their problems. They have defined them properly and they have solutions. All that they are looking for from you, as their employee is to confirm to them that the solution they have adopted for that problem is the right one. That is why we thought if we are humble and we are able to really speak to the people, we would be able to get much.
Wife of the Niger State Governor, Hajiya Jummai Babangida Aliyu has set up a computer training centre for Minna Prison inmates. Speaking at the inauguration of the centre at the Minna old prison yesterday, Hajiya Aliyu said the gesture was aimed at equipping the inmates with computer skills to be able to meet greater challenges after serving their prison terms.
Sexual abuse on children has become a menace and has continued unabated because of the irgnorance of the society or the shyness of parents to discuss the issue with the children", this was the view of the wife of the Niger state governor, Mrs. Jummai Aliyu Babangida during the launch of the book "How to protect your child from sexual abuse" in Abuja at the weekend.
Why Niger Speaker Was Removed - Senator Kuta -18.06.09 Senator Dahiru Awaisu Kuta from Niger State yesterday said
the resignation of the Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, Hon. Saidu Ndako Idris, was to ensure credibility in the state
In Minna, culture experts canvass value re-orientation for leaders - For Nigeria to achieve positive result
from her crusade against corruption believed to be the bane of socio-political and economic development, those in the position of
authority must embrace the sterling virtues of transparency and accountability wholeheartedly. Welcoming participants to his state,
the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism , Niger State, Umar M. Nasko, agreed that the theme is apt and timely considering that the
greatest challenge facing the nation has been that of leadership and accountability.... Dr. Anele expressed regrets that the country
has not been able to make solid progress since Independence as a result of corrupt tendencies. "As a matter of fact, the country has
been experiencing serious multi-dimensional crises in the past 49 years as a result of bad leadership. Corruption, greed, ineptitude
and lack of vision by the leaders have seriously impeded the country's evolution towards a strong, self-reliant and egalitarian society."
In conclusion, Anele stressed that to reverse the trend; there is the need for a sincere change of heart by Nigerians so that accountability
and transparency rather than greed and materialism would become the guiding principles in people's philosophy of life. "The situation
calls for nothing less than a radical overhauling or re-orientation of the thought patterns of the leaders so that they would always
act in accordance with the ethical injunctions of their religion and practice what they preach for the good of all."
probe N3.7bn MDG projects - Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, has started investigation into the N3.7
billion projects said to have been executed in the state since 2006 under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) programme.
One Ndazuru Mohammed in an advertorial placed in
Daily Trust of 12th February, 2008 expressed disappointment that Kure's friends and boys have abandoned the former governor.
Loses Bid to Stop Probe by Dipo Laleye, Minna. Former Niger State governor, Alhaji Abdulkhadir Kure, has lost in his bid
to stop the judicial commission of inquiry set up by the state government from sitting. The present administration in the state set
up the panel, headed by Justice Aliyu Maiyaki, to look into contracts awarded by Alhaji Kure’s eight years regime in the state.
Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State has promised to employ graduates irrespective of their disciplines in a bid to wipe out unemployment in the state.
Former Commissioner of Agriculture in the past administration of Engineer Abdulkadir Kure in Niger State, Alhaji Mohammed Nga and the younger brother of former governor, Abdulhammed Jantabo, have offered to refund over N34 million to the state treasury having confirmed that they did not execute the contracts for which they were paid. Nga and Jantabo were brought before the Judicial Commission of Inquiry instituted to probe the failed contracts awarded by the past administration of the state between 1999 and 2007.
Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu of Niger State has vowed not to submit to undue influence of retired Army Generals in the state.
The Governor made the remark yesterday in Minna at a one-day symposium on servant leadership and national development organized by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in an oblique reference to the strained relationship
between him and retired General Ibrahim Babaginda. "Some people wrote that I was using the Jamaa forum to insult Generals in the state. In any case, all the Generals are my brothers, some of them are even my blood relations. But some of them will still want things done in their way and we said no. But you can manipulate some people sometimes but you cannot manipulate all the people all the time," he said. Aliyu lamented that some of the Generals still want to use their powers any how, adding that it was such influence that misled the immediate past administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo. He said his government will only respect the wishes of the people rather than the selfish interest of a few. "In this state, the electorate is the master and must be respected, you cannot be higher than those who brought
you to power." The governor however commended the leadership quality of former president Shehu Shagari stating that
it is worthy of emulation, adding he and to some extent General Buhari were the only post civil war leaders who were never accused of corruptly enriching themselves. Still on the issue of the generals, the governor lamented the
intervention of the military during the second tenure of shagari, stating that they intervened when the nation needed the
services of the former president most. "Those who took over from you in 1983, Allah is still paying them because they are
still struggling to lead Nigeria," he said.
Texas Pacific Construction Limited, a US company will be committing about N3 billion in the first phase of tourism infrastructural development projects in Niger State. The initial investment would be used for the development of facilities such as a water park, cable car connecting Zuma Rock to other two rocks within the earmarked site, a 200-room hotel, an amphi-theatre and a solar energy plant that would power the facilities. Disclosing this at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Niger State Government and the company, Babangida Aliyu, the state governor said the company’s initial investment was part of its commitment towards the realisation and implementation of the state’s tourism master plan expected to gulp over N150 billion. Aliyu noted that the project which has 30-month duration, was private sector driven with no direct state investment apart from land and infrastructure as its equity
Niger State government has placed an order for 28,000 metric tonnes of assorted fertiliser at the cost of N2.8 billion to boost agricultural production in the state. The state Commissioner for Agriculture and Animal Health, Alhaji Mohammed Yusuf Gunu, disclosed this yesterday in Minna at a press briefing on the outcome of the state executive council meeting. Gunu explained that the fresh order is in addition to the 5,000 metric tonnes which was earlier procured by the state government and sold to farmers in all the 272 wards in the state at subsidized rates. He revealed that 15,000 metric tonnes is the actual fertiliser demand for this cropping season, but that the excess was meant to take care of the dry season farming.
The Niger State Government has approved 50 per cent salary bonus for its workers as part of the New Year celebration. The workers went into jubilation Friday when they were paid the bonus.
Mr. Speaker, Deputy Chief Servant, Honourable Members of the House, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen;
Fellow Nigerlites; a little over one year ago, you gave us the mandate to steer the affairs of our great Niger State to prosperity. In keeping with the tenets of the 1999 Constitution, which states inter alia that the Governor of a State may attend a meeting of a House of Assembly to deliver an address on State affairs or to make such statement on the policy of government as he may consider to be of importance to the State (section 108; sub-section 1). I am therefore delighted to attend this special session of the House of Assembly to present the ‘State of Service Address’ to update all Nigerlites on the progress and achievements we have recorded in the last one year, as well as the challenges and prospects ahead. Many of you may recall that when I was sworn in on May 29, 2007 as the Governor of Niger State I appealed that I should be addressed as ‘Chief Servant’,
Dr. Muazu B. Aliyu's Court Victory
The justices have spoken unanimously; the ruling is in favor of the incumbent Chief Servant and Governor of Niger State, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu. The tribunal's decision read by Justice Suleiman Kawu held that (1) the respondent, Dr. Aliyu, duly resigned his position as Permanent Secretary as per the electoral law, and (2) was duly elected having won the majority of lawful votes. The tribunal found that the petition of David Umaru, the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) candidate, challenging the April 14, 2007 election, lacked substantial evidence and was weak. Governor Aliyu can now focus on the continuing development of Niger State, so the long-suffering citizens can reap the dividends of democracy and economic development that Nigerlites have been deprived of by the immediate past administration. The Chief Servant's vision for Niger State is to make the government responsive to the people's problems. He looks to restore public confidence in state government by making government officials accountable and transparent in their actions. We call on all citizens to support the governor in his efforts to reposition the state to be among the three best economies in the country by the year 2020.
Niger State Police Chief at NOBLE Conference in the USA
by Dr. Sam Rumala
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Iseghohi. I will continue to develop effective strategies to combat crime
by Dr. S. Rumala
Dr. M.B. Aliyu, Chief Servant of Niger State put up the first website in the history of the State in his first week in office. This is to promote transparency through two-way dissemination of information between government and citizens.
Presentation at the 60th Anniversary Lecture of the University of Ibadan by the Chief Servant of Niger State, Dr. MB Aliyu, OON (Talban
By the Chief Servant of Niger State, Dr. MB Aliyu, OON (Talban Minna)
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July 28, 2009
May 12, 2009
May 8, 2009
receives Zik Prize
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|Niger/Kwara shares assets: Gov Aliyu sets up committee
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|Gov Aliyu commissions
road project in Jigawa
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|NGSG to assist River Basin Authority
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|NGSG will not condone saboteurs
6, 2009 |
|100 years of Minna: Gov Aliyu sets up committee for aniversary
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|We will continue to reward hard
work - Gov Aliyu
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|Commision of inquiry is to set a standard
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development. Gov Aliyu tells private concerns
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|In the USA, Gov Aliyu extols virtues of servant leadership
27, 2009 |
|Education: A Prerequisite for development - Gov Aliyu
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|Gov Aliyu stresses ideals of servant
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|Gov Aliyu accepts fellowship of SPSP
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|Gov Aliyu charges FCE on educational development
30, 2009 |
|Gov aliyu harps on legislative executive harmony at LG levels
||March 24, 2009 |
|Niger State to host
NAFEST, Face of Nollywood
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|Gov Aliyu stresses relevance of traditional institutions
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IRISH investors to co-operate
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|Minna to get new Hajj camp
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|NGSG, Chinese firm
to build power plant
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February 14, 2009
February 3, 2009
February 3, 2009
May 29, 2007
We, the Nigerlites in the USA congratulate you on your consecration as the Bishop of Doko diocese. May your ministry be
a blessing to the life of communion nationally, regionally and internationally. – Dr. Sam Rumala, on behalf of the Nigerlites in the
USA - 07/09
Congratulations: Gov's Daughter Bags USA University of Pittsbugh Degree by Dr. S. Rumala.
The distinctive ceremony took place
at Patterson Event hall of the University of Pittsburg on April 27, 2008 followed by a dinner at an elegant and famous restaurant. The
parents of the graduate were present as well as friends and well wishers. Dr Buba, (Farida’s guardian) advised her to pursue
her dreams. Other advice given to the graduate included “reaching for the stars.” Barrister Abraham gave this excellent
advice - “follow your mom’s humility.” My personal advice to the graduate was “You must beat your Dad’s record by obtaining
a dual MD/PhD degree." Throughout the entire experience, Farida’s mother has been filled with gratitude about her daughter’s
great accomplishments. The Governor, his wife and Farida thank family and friends for their continuing support. Congratulations Farida and best wishes for the future! We are very proud of you. Let your light shine. Follow your
dreams. Your talent and determination will take you far