• Monday, June 17, 2024
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Nasarawa Governor, Deputy sworn-in for second term in office

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Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has said that in the next four years, his administration would sustain economic opportunities, increase social inclusion and productivity by leveraging the state’s competitive advantage towards achieving economic growth of the state.

Governor Sule made the pledge in his inaugural speech, at the Lafia Square, while addressing a mammoth crowd, after oath taking for the second term in office and his deputy, Emmanuel Akabe, in Lafia on Monday.

The governor, who reaffirmed his passion and determination to continuing to contribute to the development of the state, assured the people of his commitment to discharge his statutory responsibility with the fear of God, in line with the oath of allegiance of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He thanked Nasarawa electorate for their resilience and support before, during and after the electioneering, saying that the mandate given him renewed his resolve to foster a better Nasarawa State for all.

Sule therefore, extended hand of fellowship to those who lost in the last election, calling on them to join hands with him in the effort to move the state forward.

According to him, “The elections have come and gone, the task ahead of us now is the supremacy of the security and welfare of the people of the state.”

He further assured the people, especially “development partners within and across the borders, that my administration remains resolute, more than ever before, in our collective vision to sustain accelerated development goals, increase economic opportunities and prosperity, social inclusion and improved the quality of lives of the citizenry.

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“Our goal is to sustain increased productivity by leveraging in our competitive advantages of our dear state, towards achieving inclusive economic growth, social economic transformation, which will continue to translate in substantial improvements in the quality of lives of the people,” he further said.

He stressed that, “the principle of good governance, being the cardinal objective of his administration, will establish system, processes and institutions that will enhance transparency, probity and accountability in the management of resources of Nasarawa State.”

The governor, who reiterated the dreams of the state’s founding fathers, said the collective yearning and aspirations of the people remain the focus of his policy direction, plans and actions.

He noted that the giant strides recorded in the last four years did not come easy in the face of limited resources, the global effect of COVID-19, economic recession and decline in government revenue.

He said that with the resilients of the people and God’s intervention, the state is today proud to have exceeded the expectations of the people in the areas of health, security, education, economic prosperity, industrial development, agriculture, rural road network, civil service reforms, sustain synergy with the Judiciary and legislative arms, preference to traditional institution, women and youth empowerment, attracting investments, exploration of oil and gas in Keana and Obi local governments, completion and taking over of Lafia Cargo Airport by the Federal Government, construction of model markets, improvement of infrastructure in the transport sector, among other projects executed for the overall benefit of the people of the state.

Governor Sule however, assured of his resolve to consolidate on the feats recorded so far for the betterment of the state.