The Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism in Niger state, Mr Jonathan Vatsa has said the state government has not lost focus despite the economic recession in the country.
He asked asked for support and understanding from the people of the state to get through the recession.
In a statement yesterday, the Commissioner asked the people of the state to strengthen their commitment and obligation to the state as well as show their understanding, and take advantages of the Agricultural potentials of the state to enhance the economy of the state.
The commissioner expressed the readiness of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello’s administration to see the state through the path of greatness economic downturn.
While saying that the administration is positioned from inception to always take the interest of the people above all others in the face of every challenge, he added that the government was also aware of the need for the support of the people to be able to achieve it’s set objectives.
According to him, “ We call on all Nigerlites to meet up with their obligations, like paying their taxes , playing their role diligently wherever they found themselves in position of responsibility, remain productive by identifying areas of comparative advantages, especially agriculture, and most importantly protect public institutions and property”.
He assured that whatever resources is available to the government, will be judiciously used for the best interest of the state, adding that “ since this government came to being we have not put any body in doubt about the readiness of the government to block areas of leakages and avoid wastages”.
“We are aware we have a date with history and the restoration agenda in key areas we set to achieve, that is why we are doing every thing possible to make sure that we have projects on going in every sector of the state’s economy to lubricate the system and also focus on priority areas that have multiplier effect on the people at short, medium and long term basis” he declared.
He stated that the government will continue to leverage on the basic tenet of democracy that encourages engagements and be as open as possible as the economic situation function along the variables of recovery but reiterated the need for the support and understanding of the people in tackling the challenges.