Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, today, said he has addressed almost all of the about N36 billion debt he inherited from the government of his predecessor, Aliyu Akwe Doma, paying up N35, remaining a balance of only N1 billion.
Al-Makura, who addressed a maiden meeting of the newly constituted State Harmonization Committee (SHC), the interim leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC), in Lafia, said his government achieved the feat without even borrowing a dime in loan.
He said in spite of this, the administration has been able to embark on, and have been delivering on projects critical to the development aspiration of the people. He said he has led a government far different from the previous administrations of the fifth generation state because he does not embark on what he called “cosmetic projects.”
He sought the support of the membership of the party to strengthen his administration to continue in the delivery of social services to the people.
Al-Makura acknowledged the tension the appointment of SHC generated, but added that it was part of democracy for voices of dissent to be heard.
Retired General Ahmed Abdullahi Aboki, North-Central zonal Vice Chairman of the APC, who was also present at the meeting, announced the governor’s donation of a building in Abuja to serve as the zonal secretariat of the party.