Lafia - Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa
State on Tuesday swore in three Special Advisers at an expanded State Executive
Council meeting in Lafia.
Al-Makura said the exercise was to fulfill the
constitutional requirements that allowed the governor to appoint a certain
number of special advisers.
He said the advisers - Alhaji Hamza Elayo, Mallam Mohammed
Aliyu and Mallam Sani Suleiman - was based on their capacity to offer essential
services for the development of the state.
"I am very happy that they have agreed to join us to
ensure that we take Nasarawa State to greater heights," he said.
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The governor, who also presided over the meeting, said the
meeting was meant to recap on the activities of government in the year 2015.
He added that the meeting would also have an outlook on
government programmes in 2016.
Al-Makura explained that the meeting deliberated on the 2016
budget which would be due for presentation to the state House of Assembly on
He cautioned people of the state against acts capable of
causing chaos and assured of government commitment to ensure that law breakers
did not go Scot-free.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the
swearing-in brings the number of special advisers to the governor to 16, having
sworn-in 13 earlier.