From Rashidat AbdulRahman, Minna
The Niger State House of Assembly has urged the state government to reduce the number of working days and implement necessary measures that will cushion the hardship of its citizens may experience as a result of the subsidy removal.
This was part of the resolution reached when a matter of urgent public Importance was brought by the member representing Paikoro Constituency, Hon. Umar Nasir, at the plenary held on Wednesday in Minna, Niger State capital.
The Voice recalled that during the Presidential inaugural Speech, fuel subsidy was removed from about 180/250 to 537/ 560 Naira per litre.
According to him, the fuel subsidy removal has caused the market price of goods to increase, making it more challenging for people to provide for their families and themselves.
He informed the House that the Federal Government intends to give palliatives nationwide to ease the hardship being experienced.
The legislator urged, therefore urged the state government to come up with some immediate interventions to cushion the hardship being faced.
The House unanimously adopted the prayers of the motion by calling on the Executive Arm of the state to as a matter of urgency find ways to cushion the hardship being experienced by the citizens before the Federal Government begins implementation of its palliatives.
Similarly, the State Assembly requested the state government to direct the State Ministry of Education and the State Universal Basic Education Board to immediately take measures to avert the imminent collapse of the poorly constructed one step storey building of UK Bello memorial primary school Paiko.
This was sequel to a motion raised by a member representing Paikoro constituency, Hon Umar Nasir during the Wednesday plenary.
The legislator explained that the one step storey building of eight classrooms was in a state of disrepair as the entire building has become wobbly.
He expressed worry that the lives of over 2000 pupils and more than eighty teachers as well as passerby were at risk if the building collapses at any moment.
” More worrisome aspect is that reptiles have taken over most of the classroom making the lives of the pupils as well as the teachers living around the school susceptible attacks by poisonous reptiles”.
“In June 2018 the then head teacher of the school wrote to NSUBEB over the deplorable condition of the school and it prompted the board to send six different engineers on separate occasion who all conducted their research and give some recommendations but nothing was* done about it”, he said.