Niger: Newly Sworn-In Governor Orders Police Station Demolition


The Niger State Governor, Mohammed Bago, has announced plans to demolish the Chanchaga police station in Minna.

Bago made this declaration during his inaugural speech at the trade fair complex in Minna on Monday.

Bago announced that the first assignment he is handing out is to mark the police station for demolition which would be carried out on a yet-to-be-determined date.

He expressed concerns that the police station was obstructing the water pipeline and stated that it would be marked for demolition immediately after the inauguration.

“Priority will be given to portable drinking water, as we leave this venue, we have a police station sitting on our water pipeline, we will mark it for demolition because we must provide portable drinking water for our people”.

He reassured the public of his administration’s commitment to tackling insecurity in the state. He emphasized the urgency and gravity of the matter, pledging to uphold the constitutional principle of security and ensure the protection of lives and property.

He also assured the people that his administration will tackle insecurity in the state with the intensity and urgency it deserves adding that his administration will give premium to security and protection of lives and properties.

“Security is a serious matter and we will tackle it with the intensity and urgency it deserves as enshrined in our constitution therefore we shall boldly defend that constitutional tenet and ensure that security will be given premium in our administration”.

Governor Bago further emphasized that his administration would depart from previous practices, promising a departure from the norm and a fresh approach to governance.

He stated that it would not be “business as usual, but rather business unusual.”

Furthermore, the governor expressed his intention to empower the youth by announcing that 90 per cent of his cabinet would be comprised of young individuals.


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