I inherited over N40bn debt, now Nasarawa is debt-free – Al-Makura

By Mohammed Yangida, Lafia                    Nasarawa state Governor Umaru Al-Makura Friday revealed that he inherited over N40 billion from the PDP-led administration four years ago, but the state is now debt-free.

Governor Umar Tanko Al-makura
Governor Umar Tanko Al-makura

Speaking during his inauguration for second term, Al-Makura also said Nasarawa is among a handful of States that not only paid the national minimum wage, but also paid its employees their salaries as and when due.

He also affirmed that the challenges were awesome, but hastened to add that he had always known that “we would have to bring to our purpose today the vision and tenacity of those thrive only in adversity.

“In addition to what we are doing already, we must invest more in our own people, in their jobs,in their care, in their environment, and yet ensure we do not relapse into heavy debt”

The Governor promised to do more like other successful economies by providing more and equal opportunities for everyone.

He spoke further, “We pledge our co-operation with all arms of Government, as well as all other political parties and forces. Never should we return to an era of pointless and endless warfare, deadlock or drift in the name of politics”.

To realize a new Nasarawa State, Governor Al-Makura said people must be true not only to themselves, but also to the best ideals of public service.

He reaffirmed that Nasarawa people deserve another better term, assuring that he would do all in his power to ensure that the state does not return to dismal administration.

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