Lafia - Gov. Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa
State on Thursday reiterated his administration's commitment to continue
placing high premium on execution of development programmes, to enhance
the people's wellbeing.
Al-Makura stated this at a meeting with prominent indigenes
of the state.
The meeting, held at the instance of the governor, was also
attended by Sen. George Akume from Benue.
According to him, the administration will be fair to
everybody and ensure speedy transformation in terms of human and infrastructure
"This administration is on a rescue mission to save the
people and enable the citizens to enjoy the much-needed dividends of
democracy,’’ he said.
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He said the administration would do everything humanly
possible to change the lives of the people by providing good roads
and other infrastructure.
He promised the Tiv community in the state of good tidings
ahead, stressing that if given another mandate, he would attract more
government presence in the area.
He, however, debunked some claims about his administration's
reservation for the Tiv community in the state, saying the government would
work towards realisation of their needs.
The governor expressed appreciation of Sen. Akume's
effort towards strengthening democratic ideals in Benue and the entire country.
“It is people like this we need to lead this country to the
yearnings for a change for rule of law rather than impunity; a change for the
betterment of the downtrodden and the ordinary man,” he said
He appealed to the Tiv community to come out en mass
and vote for APC during the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections
In their separate remarks, Senators Akume and Joseph Waku
lauded the foresight of Gov. Al-Makura in the provision of infrastructure and
human capacity building.
They called on the Tiv community to vote for the governor,
to ensure speedy development of the state.