Members of the Niger State House of Assembly have pledged to boost education across the state through provision of conducive environment for teaching and learning.
Deputy Speaker of the House, Alhaji Hussaini Ibrahim, disclosed this on Saturday in an interview with NAN in Minna.
According to him, each member would renovate or construct two blocks of classroom and provide facilities through the constituency projects.
“Our resolve as we resumed was to improve on the educational standard of the people.
“The classroom project will be done uniformly in each of the 27 constituencies.
“Apart from that, members will also agree with their constituencies on specific programme or project needed.
“Each member will take this to the executive arm of government to place in the budget.
“Also, members will have other personal tangible and intangible benefits which people will enjoy as part of the overall change of the new dispensation,” he said.
Ibrahim said that the house is ready to support the executive and judicial arm of the government in the quest to uplift standard of living of the people from poverty, illiteracy and unemployment.
He the lawmakers are prepared to support and collaborate with other arms of government to bring development to the state.
“Niger needs to move away from the past system where personal interest of legislators override that of the people.
“Any bill which is for the good of the people brought by government or members will receive accelerated hearing,” he said.
Ibrahim said the legislators have been receiving training from local and foreign partners on how to effectively discharge of their duties, adding that this has greatly assisted first time members.
He said that members have accepted to work in line with the new economic realities, adding that sacrifices would be made to better the state and the country at large.
“We, however, need the necessary support and understanding of our people.
“These are not times when people should expect things to continue like in the past.
“The legislators have resolved to ensure the executive gives the people what will benefit them.
“We will also check that policies and programmes are fully implemented through our oversight functions,” he said.