Niger Gov to replace Minna trade fair with new Square

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Gov Bago

… Vows to support SHOUT annually

As part of his New Niger Project, the Governor of Niger State, Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago has disclosed that, he will convert the Minna Trade Fair Complex into a Square for social gatherings and religious gatherings.

GoldenNews Online report that the Governor had converted and approved the reconstruction of Shiroro hotel, Minna into Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Teaching Hospital, Lapai.

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Gov Bago & Pst. Peterock Sadiq

The Governor made the disclosure at the 5th annual gospel music concert tagged “Shout 5”, 2023 held at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi Conference Centre, Minna.

According to him “I am at the event to express my gratitude to God and the people for my election victory. During my campaign last year, I attended “Shout” where I solicited votes and promised to return for Thanksgiving this year when I emerge.

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Cross section of participants

“I want to assure you of Government’s continuous support; we will convert the Trade Fair Complex Minna to a Square to provide a more accommodating venue for next year’s “Shout”.

While calling on Nigerlites to embrace peace, be religious tolerant and shun all forms of violence, Governor noted with concern how people have allowed themselves to be divided along religious lines.

He further described the event as a platform to spread the gospel of unity through music, adding that it would bring bonding and religious harmony amongst the adherents of the two major religions.

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Some of the Gospel Artistes

Governor Bago while urging the people to support the present administration in the realization of the “New Niger”, devoid of religious, tribal or gender sentiments, assured of his administration’s commitment to ending insecurity in the state.

Furthermore, Governor Bago while disclosing that, the event brings thousands of people together within a day, pledged to support the annual Shout event.

Convener of the annual Shout event, Pastor PeterRock Sadiq, of House on the Rock, Minna said the annual event which features different gospel singers, attracts thousands of worshipers from within and outside Nigeria.

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Gov Bago flanked by his Deputy Comrade Yakubu Garba to the left, Pst Peterock to the right and other dignitaries

The Governor was in company of his Deputy, Comrade Yakubu Garba, Chief of Staff, Abdullahi Usman Gbatamangi and other top government officials.