President Muhammad Buhari, is expected in Nasarawa State, any moment soon where he will commission some projects executed by Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura.
The governor made this known yesterday in Lafia, at the official flag off of the 23rd power sector monthly meeting hosted by the state government.
Before the flag off of the meeting, the governor accompanied the Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola, to commission the 2 by 7.5MVA and 33 KV injection substation, at Mararaba, inside Lafia Golf Course, along Makurdi road.
The governor commended President Buhari, for initiating projects that has direct bearing on the lives of Nigerians and by extension the people of the state.
Al-Makura, disclosed that his administration has embarked on projects such as special schools in the three senatorial zones, building of hospitals, markets and roads, among them is the new road linking Lafia and Keffi.
He said the president is expected to commission the special schools and other projects as he appealed to the federal government to take over some projects initiated by his government.
“I want to task Mr President, to look into the Lafia-Keffi road that has reduced the hours of road by about 55 minutes. From here to Keffi, will take you only 55 minutes, there by reducing accident and waste if time and boosting economic potentials of the people of the state. In a nutshell, Nasarawa State is opened for an exploration and revolution of development by the government of President Muhammad Buhari.”
Earlier, the minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, who commended the Nasarawa State government for hosting the meeting, assured that all projects in the state ate under consideration.
“Work is progressing on the Loko-OwetoBridge that will ultimately connect Nasarawa to Benue State. I can tell you also, financing arrangements have been concluded for the expansion of Keffi, Lafia, Akwanga highway and all the way to Jos.”
“I can also tell you that in terms of housing development, our pilot housing project is underway, construction has started and what remains is to complete the infrastructure and electrical and mechanical” he said.
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