Gov. Bello takes campaign to church, donates N5m

Governor Abubakar Bello
Governor Abubakar Bello [Photo credit: National Trail Newspaers]

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger on Saturday took his campaign train to Evangelical Church of Winning All (ECWA) in Sarkin Pawa and donated N5 million for the purchase of land to another church in Gwada.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report that the governor had earlier paid a visit to Musa Mohammed, district head of Sarkin Pawa.

The governor visited the church where women were holding their 7th Annual District Council Church Conference.

Mr Bello appealed to the women to vote for him as governor and other candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the forthcoming elections.

He called on the women to pray for the peace of the country and a successful election.

“I understand that there is a land you are trying to purchase in Gwada. I am donating N5 million through the pastor for the land.

“I appeal to you to use this conference to pray for peace of the country and pray for a peaceful forthcoming general elections. We need your prayers and support to succeed,” he said.

The governor also directed the state Commissioner of Finance to release N10 million with immediate effect for construction of a new palace for the District Head of Sarkin Pawa.

He said that the government had put in place measures to address security challenges facing the area.

He advised the people to be wary of strangers coming into their communities and report any security threat to the appropriate authority.

Advertisement

RIPAN Campaign AD

Responding, the District Head of Sarkin Pawa, commended the achievements of the present administration on security.

He appealed to the governor to establish a sub-area security unit to tackle cases of armed banditry and kidnapping in the area.

Mr Mohammed urged the governor to deploy doctors and provide drugs to Sarkin Pawa General Hospital as well as renovate the Central Primary School in the area.

“Since the hospital was upgraded to a general hospital, no doctor or drugs have been provided and majority of people from communities around patronise the hospital. We need doctors and drugs in the hospital,” he said.

(NAN)

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: This space is available for a Text_Ad.. Call Willie on +2347088095401 for more information


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.