Governor Umaru Bago of Niger state on Wednesday promised to find a lasting solution to the land dispute among the people of Doko community which has lingered for years and claimed several lives and property.
The Governor made the promise when he received a delegation from the Public Complainants Commission (PCC), led by its Federal Commissioner, Bala Marika at the government house, Minna.
Bago who noticed with dismay, the havoc caused as a result of the farmland dispute, said his administration will nip it in the bud
On the concerns raised about the activities of the Niger State Transport Management Agency (NSTMA), the Governor disclosed that terms of reference for the Agency and other relevant departments under Ministry of Transport will be provided to avoid conflict as his government will not condone insubordination and indiscipline.
Speaking on the issue of given waiver on government land, the Governor said the era of land waiver is gone, as he will strengthen land administration in the state and use it for the common good of the people.
He commended the Judiciary and Nigeria Police for supporting the PCC in carrying out its national assignment.
Bago assured that all the issues raised would be given quick and needed attention and that his administration would ensure a strong collaboration with all Federal establishments in the state.
Earlier, the Leader of the delegation and Federal Commissioner, PCC, Bala Marika, said that their visit was to congratulate the governor on assumption of office and to identify with the administration on areas of collaboration.
The Federal Commissioner drew the Governor’s attention to some disturbing issues such as the farm land dispute in Doko, high handedness of staff of NSTMA, plight of pensioners, leadership tussle leading to unauthorized allocation of shops at the Kure Ultra Modern Market Minna and the rehabilitation of link road to the market which he said the Commission has received many complaints on.
He said the Commission which serves as a ombudsman is willing to partner with the present administration for effective governance.
The Federal Commissioner said the Commission now has a police detachment as its enforcement unit explaining that the Judiciary has also allocated two courts to hear cases coming from the commission.
While commending the Governor for his effort towards supporting the National Examination Council (NECO), Marika requested the Governor to ensure deliberate synergy with all Federal Government establishments in the state for the benefit of the people of the state.