Hammed Salawu Minna
The aspirant in the just concluded APC guber primary in Niger state, Idris Malagi, has redeemed the pledge to donate 18 seater bus to state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ.
The redemption was despite the loss of the guber ticket to an opponent, Mallam Umar Bago, a member of the House of Representatives.
An aide to the aspirant said such loss has not dampened the morale of Malagi towards serving the people.
Presenting the bus in Minna, Barrister Bala Marka said, “as a man of honour, character and integrity, Mallam Mohammed Idris Malagi has sent us here to redeem his promise of bus donation to the union. You will recall that he made this promise before the primaries, however despite the turn of events at the primaries, Malagi is committed to fulfilling promises already made”.
He said that the Malagi governorship aspiration has grown beyond an individual ambition into a mass movement that cannot be truncated by the antics of few people.
He said, “I am aware of your concerns as well as those of the general public over the current situation. I can assure you that consultations are ongoing and outcome will be made public within the next few days. We are sure that at the end of the consultations, Malagi, the real choice of our people will bounce back strongly and in full gear”.
He explained that Malagi has taken the NUJ as his primary constituency and ready to partner with the union towards development of the society while hoping that the bus will assist in easing transportation challenges of the NUJ Niger state council.
Barrister Marka also took the same message to Labour House Minna where he presented the bus donated to NLC by Malagi
He expressed the appreciation of Malagi to the Niger state NLC and restated his commitment towards enhancing workers welfare if given the opportunity. He urged the congress not to lose faith in God who gives and takes power from whom ever he wants.
In a remark, the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Niger state council, Comrade Abu Nmodu as a man who has contributed immensely to media development in the country.
While appreciating the governorship aspirant, Comrade Abu Nmodu said the timely intervention of Malagi through the donation of the bus to the union would go a long way in uplifting the journalists and the journalism profession in Niger state.