Gov. Sani Bello of Niger has called for attitudinal change in ministries, departments and agencies in the state.

He said that this would bring about effective service delivery to the people of the state.

Bello made the call in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Ndace, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Minna.

He decried the lackadaisical attitude of some government officials to work which, he said, did not reflect the administration’s goal of change.

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The statement directed the state workforce to brace up in their service delivery to ensure that government met up to the yearnings of the people.

“We promised our people change and we cannot continue to operate like before if this change must be made real.

“We promised the people based on the mandate given to us to positively affect their lives and we have no excuse not to deliver.

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“We want to see a new Niger State where everyone can access qualitative and affordable basic amenities, such as education, health, good roads and security.

“I strongly believe that with determination and commitment of all of you here today, we shall not only deliver on our promises, but take the state to higher heights.

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“Despite our dwindling resources, government cannot afford to slow down. We must improve our pace. We must be ready to do our work with caution and within the time frame.

“I want our work to speak for us and let God judge us. Whatever we decide to do, it must be in the interest of the people,” he said. (NAN)