From Francis Nansak,Lafia
With precisely two days to the handing over of government to the governor-elect, Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has said his joy knows no bounds as he will be leaving the seat of power with fulfilled promises made to the people of the state.
Governor Al-Makura who performed a dual function in continuation of his last lap assignments commissioned projects and also presented a first class staff of office to the new emir of Nasarawa town of Nasarawa local government area on Saturday, pointed out that among local government areas with massive projects development, Nasarawa LGA is one community that has enjoyed such.
According to him” Away from whatever misconstruction and doubts, I am happy to say all the promises I made to the people of Nasarawa state are fulfilled, most especially to the people of Nasarawa town.
“I know what the people of Nasarawa had gone through for decades, in terms accessing standard medical care and portable drinking water I’m, happy in the sense that today the people of Nasarawa are among those who have benefited from the promises I made to them, with the provision of a standard specialist hospital, a functional 3Million per day water board and 12 kilometres road and an e-Library in the city,” he added.
Al-Makura thanked the people for their commitment, dedication and the support given to him to succeed in running the affairs of the state.
The event of the coronation was attended by top Nigerians, who include, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt general Tukur Burutia, the Inspector general of Police, Mohammed Adamu, the Minister of Justice and Attorney general of the federation, Abubakar Malami and his counterpart in the finance ministry, Zainab and traditional rulers in the country.
It would be recalled that outgoing Governor Al-Makura embarked on massive projects executions and at the same time completion of constructions across the state, as penultimate week, he upgraded and installed 18 chiefs.
The AUTHORITY reports that the outgoing governor commissioned a state-of-the-art specialist Hospital, a 3 million per day water works plant, and also presented a first class staff of office to the emir of Nasarawa Alhaji Ibrahim Usman Jibril 1.