By Simon Francis Nansak , Lafia
Senator Dr Umaru Tanko Al-makura, the incumbent senator representing Nasarawa South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, has distributed not less than 120 generators to his constituents.
The gesture being the third in nine months’ stay of the former Nasarawa state governor, Dr Tanko Al-Makura, was, however, hailed by his constituents as the first from a senator that ever represented the zone since the return of democracy in 1999.
The distribution event held in his senatorial district office, along Jos road in Lafia recently, was attended by first, second and third class royal fathers, spread down to local government APC chairmen from the zone.
Stating his reason for the distribution, Al-Makura said the interventions were borne out of a deep and passionate consideration directed at cushioning the challenges of inadequate power supplies, the traditional rulers, who are the custodian culture and people go through in meeting their community responsibilities.
According to him, the distributions of generators make it the third intervention, pointing out that the first was an empowerment programme, where grinding mills, sewing machine among other economic enhancement tools were distributed; he added that the second was the rehabilitation of schools and boreholes in different communities of the southern senatorial zone.
He said: “today we are distributing about 120 high-powered generators meant for to power certain facilities and we decided to selectively give out to certain categories of persons I call it cooperate allocations.
” You know too well what role our traditional rulers play in areas of security, peace and stability, including information dissemination. And I feel appreciating them should not be done only when it’s campaigning period, but we can appreciate them at a time as this, where there are no any serious political activities, which is capable of strengthening our affinity with them,” Al-Makura stated.
Others who, in a good will message, said the senator is a pace setter not only to the zone but in the state and to the country included, the APC state secretary, Aliyu Bello, the Director-general of Senator Al-Makura’s Campaign Organisation, Iliyasu Reyanu and the deputy director in the office of Border Community Development (BCD).
The Authority reports that Governor of Nasarawa state, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, was also at the event to cheer his predecessor, where he assured the people of the state of steady power supply soon, when the work at the Akurba substation would have been completed. Governor Sule pleaded with the people to continue to support the senator and his administration for development that will benefit all categories of persons in the state.