Tension As APC Governor Declares State of Emergency, Reason, Details Emerge

Tension As APC Governor Declares State of Emergency, Reason, Details Emerge

Tension As Governor Declares State of Emergency, Reason, Details Emerge

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The governor of Niger state, Mohammed Umaru Bago has clampdown on criminal and violent activities in the stateBago declared a state of emergency on thuggery in Niger state and gave a fresh directive to security agenciesThe governor in a statement, directed security agencies to deal with anyone breaching public peace

Henzodaily.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

Niger state, Minna – Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago of Niger state has declared a state of emergency on terror and directed security agencies to deal with anyone trying to disrupt the peace in the state.

Governor Bago declares state of emergency on thuggery in Niger state.
credit: Umaru Mohammed Bago.
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Why did governor Bago declare state of emergency in Niger?

The governor gave the directive during the annual Mini Durbar organised by former Niger state and Talban Minna, Dr Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu.

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According to the governor, the state government will not condone any form of criminal activity in the state, as his administration has zero tolerance for rascality and thuggery, The Nigerian Tribune reported on Sunday, April 14.

Governor Gabo disclosed further that he has directed the security agencies to deal decisively with anyone caught up in thuggery or other criminal activities, pointing out that sponsors of the criminal elements will also not be spared, even as buildings warehousing criminals would be demolished.

The governor's chief press secretary, Ibrahim Bologi, disclosed this to newsmen via a statement on Saturday, April 13.

“Governor Umaru Bago said the State Government will not condone any form of criminal activity in the State as his administration has zero tolerance for rascality and thuggery,” he said.

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Meanwhile, Henzodaily.ng reported that Governor Bago approved the payment of a wage award of N20,000 for every civil servant in Niger state.

This followed the appeal made by to state governments to implement the payment of the wage award to help cushion the economic challenges faced by the people.

The governor's decision to pay the wages to the workers in the state was reached on Wednesday, March 13, at the state executive council meeting at the state capital. Governor Bago assured that workers in the state would begin to get the payment alerts before Wednesday's end.

Source: Henzodaily.ng

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