Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has challenged the Speaker, Niger State House of Assembly, NSHA, Hon. Ahmed Marafa to do all that is within his constitutional powers to ensure that dividends of democracy does not elude Nigerlites.
Ibrahim Babangida gave the advice when he granted audience to members of the State House of Assembly, led by the Speaker, when they visited the former Nigeria’s leader’s residence to felicitate with him on his 75th Birthday.
One of the rudiments of democracy that will guarantee service delivery across both urban and rural parts of Niger State, IBB argued, is checks and balances and therefore, urged the Speaker to make laws that will give Governor Bello the necessary push to fulfill campaign promises.
Babangida told Marafa, “I am happy that the legislature under your Speakership and the executive are working harmoniously to ensure that citizens of Niger State reap full benefits of democracy in line with electioneering campaign promises”.
With strict compliance to democratic principles of checks and balances by the relevant arms of government; the executive, legislative and the judiciary, Babangida said he is convinced that the people of Niger State will have no cause to fear about the Sani Bello led administration.
The Speaker of the State Assembly, Hon. Ahmed Marafa had earlier told their host that they were at his residence to felicitate with him on his 75th Birthday and prayed that Allah grant Babangida more strength and wisdom in his remaining years on earth.
As elder statesman, the Speaker said the state legislature deemed it necessary to join the family, friends and associates of Ibrahim Babangida who is also one of the proud sons of Niger State as he attained the golden age, 75.

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