Religious Leaders Commend Niger Gov, Bello For Prudent Management Of Resources
Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has been commended by religious leaders in the state for his prudence in the management of the state resources and for his administrative style.
The commendation was made when the governor hosted leaders of both Islamic and Christian faiths to observe Iftar (breaking of fast) in Minna, the state capital on Tuesday.
Shiek Nasir Abdulmuhyi who led other Muslim leaders praised the governor for steadfast in his administrative approach to governance.
The cleric commended the prudence management of the state economy despite the meagre resources available to it.
According to the Shiek, “worthy of mention is the massive road rehabilitation and construction across the state, the beatification of Minna city Road, construction of hospitals and rural electrification schemes”.
The state Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Mathias Echioda accompanied by four other leaders of the association, also commended the administrative style and acknowledged the sincerity of purpose in actions taken so far by the governor.
The CAN leader noted that the convocation of a stakeholders meeting where the governor briefed the cross section of the state on the state of finances of the state has shown him as a transparent and prudent leader.
“We commend the good heart of Mr. Governor. Your detailed explanation of the state of the finances of the state showed high level of transparency and accountability. We are pleased with your administrative style.
“To this end, Christians in the state shall work and cooperate with you to see that you achieve the dream you had for this state before you were elected,” Echioda assured the governor.
The two clergymen prayed for the progress of the nation’s economy and the peace of the state, country at large and our leaders at various levels.
The governor thanked the religious leaders for their support to his administration and promised to ensure the realisation of his cardinal priority programmes.
The governor also urged the religious leaders to continue to preach tolerance and to encourage their members to appreciate the differences in their faiths with a view to accommodating one another.
The Special Adviser to the governor on Religious Affairs, Alhaji Tanko Baba Ahmed and the Director General, Bureau for Religious Affairs, Malam Umar Farouk were in attendance at the event.