Niger Senator commissions 14 projects, lays foundation for 8

Senator representing Niger South of Niger State, Mustapha Sani-Mohammed

The Senator representing Niger South, Mustapha Sani-Mohammed, on Saturday, commissioned 14 projects and laid foundations for eight new ones as part of his 2017 constituency projects.

The projects include ICT and skill acquisition centres, motorised boreholes and town-halls within the six local government areas that make up his senatorial district.

The federal lawmaker commissioned motorised boreholes in Bida, Mapa, Sanchiya, Rani, Lapai, Lafiagi, Bokani, Gbako and Gbade communities within his constituency.

Mr Mustapha-Sani also commissioned town-hall in Bida and Busu communities.

Foundations were also laid for eight new projects, one in each of the eight Local Government Areas that make up his senatorial district.

In Bida, Lapai, Mokwa LGAs, foundation was laid for the construction of an ICT centre which is expected to cater for the ICT needs of the people in the area.

For other LGAs like Katcha, Agaie and Enagi in Edati, foundations were also laid for the construction of skills acquisition centres.

In Lavun LGA, it was a cottage hospital in Lanle community.

Carrying out the task, the Ezonuwan of Kutigi commended the lawmaker, saying members of the community would no longer suffer to access healthcare from faraway communities.

In his speech, the lawmaker assured that all the projects would be completed and commissioned before the end of four months.

The ICT centres, the senator explained, would boost digital literacy Niger South.

According to him, technology is the main factor currently shaping the world, and the sum total of it is ICT.

“My intention is to key Niger South into the world’s new trend,” he disclosed.

“When completed, the skills acquisition centres would reduce unemployment in the constituency.

“Our aim is to use the centre to train people on various skills, after which we will empower them with tools and capital, to practise and contribute to the country’s economy,” he assured.