The Niger State commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Jonathan Vatsa has stated that the governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has simplified power, leadership and act of governance with rare humility.
Mr Vatsa noted yesterday in Minna that, the style of the governor in engaging the people and removing barriers between him and the people by interacting with them directly at every given opportunity is unprecedented and has made him a profound leader.
He said, “The governor does not give room for any difference in status and office , we are indeed lucky to have him as our leader in Niger State , he has simplified power, leadership and act of governance opening windows and doors for transparency, accountability and participatory governance.
“There is no gain saying that any time the governor is travelling within the state he will stop over at villages to interact with the people directly and even solve their problems, most times he engages the people directly , it is therefore not a surprise that such simplified approach has made our dear governor and the government to always embark on people oriented projects and programmes.”
“It is not a secret also that the governor will always find time in his tight schedule while traveling to attend to any problem he meets on his way, he does not allow the callings of the office to be an obstacle against interacting with people directly,” the commissioner explained further.
He stated that “to further show the governor’s modesty and simplicity, with his convoy he will stop at traffic junctions to obey traffic light like any other road users instead of driving through as any other convoy would have done.”
Consequently he reiterated that the governor has made governance more people oriented adding “ He has the lowest expenditure level for Government House activities in the whole country, the records are there to check . He does not believe in using government activities as a smokescreen for leakages and profligacy because he is always committed to cutting cost of governance.”