In Memory Of Bahago Nasko And Governor Aliyu’s Unfulfilled Promises To The Orphans



By Shehu Bello

28th august 2008 will remain fresh the minds of the people of Magama constituency and the family of late honourable Usman Bahago Nasko,member representing magama constituency the Niger state house of assembly,who along with two other state officials lost their a boat mishap at the river Mariga in Mariga local government area of Niger state.

The unfortunate incident that took the of the Hon. Usman,Alh. Yusuf muazu and Alh. Isah Lapai occurred the government officials were returning from Bangi along with the state governor Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu,where the governor commissioned a General Hospital built by the government following an appeal by the community at a Jama’a forum (peoples parliament) the need for government to a hospital for the community and its environs. It was journey of hope that Hon. Usman being the chairman house committee health lost life.

Family,friends and foes alike,have described Hon. Usman’s life as a life well lived,and spent the service of Niger state. A philanthropist and bridge builder amongst people, Hon. Usman was known to be the forefront of sponsoring and backing legislations that changed the of a lot of people the state, most especially those within Magama constituency. passion for bringing salvation to the masses was what made him a very willing participant in the Jama’a forum that was created to serve as an easy means for the masses to gain access to the government.

Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu his speech tearfully delivered during the valedictory session held the Niger state house of assembly honour of the late law maker,promised to assist and cater for the welfare of the late law maker’s family. The promise though made publicly,has remained only a promise because the governor has since then abandoned those promises tearfully made. Not only did refuse to honour his promises made to the family of the lawmaker who died serving his state,the governor severed all relationships with the family.

Though heaven and earth were promised to the family of late Hon. Usman, it will surprise the reader to learn that none of the late lawmaker’s off springs has been able to secure a job in Niger state,though qualified.

medium was used because all efforts by the family to reach the governor have proved abortive. We call on the Executive governor of Niger state Dr. Babangida Aliyu to remember his pledge made to  the family of the deceased law maker and the two officials who died serving Niger state. We urge him to remember that honourable men are bond by their words. His excellency also remember that from God we came and to him we shall return.

Shehu Bello wrote from Minna:[email protected]

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