The governor of Niger state Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has called on the 8th State House of Assembly members to concentrate on exposing corruption.
He said at the Assembly complex in Minna that it is the responsibility of the legislators to appropriate funds and carry out effective oversight functions.
According to him “it is pertinent to point out that the legislature needs to concentrate on its constitutional duties of law making, appropriation, exposing corruption and inefficiency in the management of public funds and oversight functions.
“The challenge before us is enormous and herculean but definitely surmountable. You must make effective laws, review them, repel where necessary and enact new ones, appropriate funds and carry out effective oversight functions so that good governance ethics can be enthroned to deliver campaign promises to the people.”
Bello who was represented by his Deputy Ahmed Ketso also called on the legislators to donate projects to their constituencies as personal contribution.
The Member representing Chanchaga constituency Honourable Marafa Ahmed Guni was elected Speaker of the Niger state House of Assembly.
His nomination was made by Hon. Mohammed Bashir Lokogoma from Wushishi constituency and seconded by Hon. Bako Kasim Alfa representing Bida I constituency.
While accepting his election as Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Marafa said “I promise to serve the House and people of Niger state diligently”.
“I am your servant and I will continue to be at your service because that is what you elect me to be. To do this, we must correct the past and make history. We must device every strategy to make judicious use of the mandate given to us by our people.
Hon. Binta Mamman from Gurara constituency nominated Hon. Hussaini Ibrahim representing Agaie constituency as Deputy Speaker of the House. The motion was seconded by Nura Garba representing Kotangora II constituency .