Federal Government has pledged to offer valuable assistance to Niger State Government to achieve its Economic Transformation Plan Vision 3:2020.
The Minister of National Planning Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman made the disclosure when he received the governor Niger State, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu on a Courtesy call to his office.
Dr Usman stated that National Planning Commission is mandated to to provide a central coordinating role for all tiers of government to achieve both regional and national development in order to achieve the national vision by the year 2020.
He also assured the governor the Commission would provide the needed strategic support in terms of capacity building for the Niger State Planning Commission and the State Bureau of Statistics to be in a better position to facilitate in the actualisation of the State Vision 3:2020.
Earlier in his address the Chief Servant of Niger State had told the Minister that he was in the Commission to seek for a helping hand in strategic planning that will help him transform the fortune of the state to greater height.
Dr Aliyu, who was a former Permanent Secretary of the National Planning Commission, also commended the untiring effort of Dr Usman in transforming the Commission and bringing it to limelight.