Niger state Gov. inauguratets state economic advisory committee, seeks to consolidate on socio-economic successes

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Gov. Sani Bello:  Sets his eyes on improving the state’s revenue profile

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, of Niger state, has inaugurated the Niger State Economic Advisory Committee (EACOM), with the mandate to appraise the state government’s approaches and strategies as well as proffer recommendations on how best to improve the revenue profile of the state to reduce reliance on federal allocation.

 A statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mary Noel-Berge, and made available to SummitNews,
said the inauguration presided over by the Gov. Sani Bello, took place at the Government House Minna the state capital.

According to the statement, the 30-man Committee headed by Dr. Suleiman Ndanusa, is expected to work with the Permanent Secretary,  Economic Affairs, Permanent Secretary ESACON, Director ECD,  and Director Administration as the secretary.

Inaugurating the Committee, Gov. Sani Bello, said members of the committee were carefully selected among many individuals,  hence he enjoined them to make vigorous and thorough submissions that would help direct the state government towards making viable implementation process for the economic development of the state.

The governor who said setting up the committee is critical so as to consolidate on the socio-economic successes made in the present dispensation, also urged the committee members to use their wealth of knowledge and collective influences to help attract workable investment opportunities to the state, to stimulate economic activities with enhanced, coordinated and accelerated job creation, as well as poverty reduction strategies 

Other terms of reference for the committee include advising the state government on relevant macro- economic and sectoral policies as well as strategies for the attainment of the set goals and objectives of the state, and also to advise the state government on public debt management practices and its debt proposals from time-to-time.

They are also expected to advise government on development issues affecting local governments in the state; to consider other matters related to the socio-economic and financial affairs of the state as directed by the governor from time-to-time, and to provide quarterly report to the governor on the state’s economy.  

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