Niger Gov. receives most Innovative Governor Award


Gov. Umar Bago of Niger has been honored with the most Innovative Governor award in recognition of his  achievements in the state.

The award was presented to the governor by the House of Representatives Press Corps at the end of a three-day retreat in Minna.

Grace Ike, Chairperson of the House of Representatives Press Corps, commended Bago for his  service.

She described him as a dedicated contributor to the development of the Nigerian economy.

No fewer than 80 journalists participated  in the three day  retreat in the state capital.

In his address, Bago expressed his appreciation for the corps’ dedication to  the coverage of activities of the  parliament.

He said  that his 12 years in the House of  supported by the corps which inspired him to organize the retreat.

The governor  pledged his continued support for parliamentary reporters in their pursuit of excellence.

Bago said   that the retreat for the corps would  become an annual event in Niger .

He stressed the need  for collaboration in ensuring accurate reportage  to  project positive image of Niger.

“Our story must be told and heard, and the best way to convey our objectives is by sharing our stories ourselves.”

“Your decision to hold this retreat in Minna, Niger  has a positive impact on our local economy.

“Our hoteliers and food vendors are delighted. By the grace of God, this retreat will become an annual tradition in Niger.

“We greatly value our relationship with the National Assembly press corps, especially the House of Representatives  where I served for 12 years, ” he said.


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