Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Bello, on Tuesday charged members of the newly inaugurated 8th House of Assembly to concentrate on exposing corruption in the state.
Speaking on the floor of the Assembly in Minna, the state capital, the governor said it was the responsibility of the legislators to appropriate funds and carry out effective oversight functions.
Mr. Bello, who was represented by his deputy, Ahmed Ketso, said “It is pertinent to point out that the legislature needs to concentrate on its constitutional duties of law making, appropriation, exposing corruption and inefficiency in the management of public funds and oversight functions.
“The challenge before us is enormous and herculean but definitely surmountable. You must make effective laws, review them, repel where necessary and enact new ones, appropriate funds and carry out effective oversight functions so that good governance ethics can be enthroned to deliver campaign promises to the people”.
He also called on the legislators to donate projects to their constituencies as personal contributions to the development of the state.