The Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers and current Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, has accused the All Progressives Congress-led government of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of nepotism and incompetence.
He alleged that the government of the day and its officials were only interested in their family members and cronies while members of the general public suffer.
Abubakar stated this at his Wadata Palace when he received the new socio-political group of indigenous tribes of Niger State known as Gbapeko.
He lamented the underdevelopment of the state under the present administration, stressing that virtually all infrastructure in the state have collapsed to the detriment of the people.
Represented by the Wambai Nupe (Traditional Chief of Staff), Mahmud Abubakar, the Etsu Nupe lamented that all the inter and intra-state roads in Niger have gone bad while government pays lip service to infrastructure development.
“All roads linking Niger State are bad and there is poverty among the suffering masses. The government may play politics but we must develop the state,” he said.
Meanwhile, representative of Niger east senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator David Umaru yesterday criticized the APC- led administration of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello for poor performance.
He told the Guardian in an interview that: “The APC administration in Niger state has performed terribly bad to the extent that we should not be talking about second term.
“There is virtually nothing on ground to justify second term for the administration. Today I feel ashamed for working to enthrone the administration with the highest level of un-seriousness.”