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 Former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, on Thursday, commended members of the Niger State House of Assembly for meeting the expectation of the people. He made the remark when the lawmakers visited him at his Tophill home in Minna.

He urged the lawmakers to continue to carry the people along in the policy formulation as they remain closer to the people.

“I have been looking forward to meeting with you. I am proud to say that you have been doing well. You are meeting our expectations. We have heard of states lacking synergy among the arms of the government, but in Niger State that should not be your lot.

“Keep a good working relationship between the legislature, the executive and the judiciary. You have been doing this and I want you to keep it up. You are closer to the people. It is your responsibility to know what the people need and carry them along all the time. Do not leave them outside your projects and programmes,” he said.

Speaking on the purpose of the visit, the Speaker of the House Abdullahi Bawa Wuse explained that they visited the former President, to get the blessings required to run the legislature effectively.

“We are here to get the blessing of our father; this is because we know your concern and commitment to the development of this state and Nigeria. Outside office, you have done more than you did while in office. Your role as a father in the nation has ensured that Nigeria remains indivisible,” Bawa added.