Governor, Nasarawa State of Nigeria

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Gov. Almakura Receives Chief of Army Staff

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has commended the Nigeria Army for their efforts and success in keeping the internal peace of the nation which has brought peace to the country especially the North East. Full Story

Nasarawa Development Platform Set to Develop 13,000 Hectare Land

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has described the 13,000 hectare Gurku- Kabusa project as a gold mine that is greatly needed , given the proximity of Nasarawa State to the Federal Capital Territory , stating the project would commence in no distant time. Read More

Almakura welcomes Technical Education Officials from Singapore

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has described the coming of the team from the Institute of Technical Education ,Singapore to Nasarawa State as timely and at a time the state needs this type of collaboration. Read More

Dangote To Invest Over N53bn In Rice, Sugar In Nasarawa

The Dangote Group of Companies is set to invest over N53 billion in the production of rice and sugar in Nasarawa State.
The President of the company, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, disclosed this on Thursday in Lafia during an assessment tour of the investment potential in the state. Full Story

National Stakeholders Retreat on SDG Implementation

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura at the National Stakeholders Retreat on Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) where he was the key speaker at the Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja, alongside Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Read More

Public Announcement

This is to inform the general public that His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-makura, Governor of Nasarawa State, in his determination to strengthen the public service for optimum performance, has approved the following appointments, with immediate effect Read More

Photo News

Photo News: His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa state flagging off the refuse evacuation in Mararaba Karu area of the state. Full Story

Gov. Almakura Tasks FG on Environmental Issues

Nasarawa State Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura has made a case for action in the areas of waste management and flooding among other issues that constitute a bane to the environment. Read More

New Osana Of Keana Selected by Kingmakers

Following the demise of HRH Sen. Emmanuel O. Elayo the revered stool of Osana of Keana has been vacant.
The traditional Kingmakers have today 18th August 2016 selected Alh. Abdullahi Osana Hayatudeen as the new Osanan of Keana Read More

Nasarawa State Government & Federal Ministry of Environment Sign MOU (waste to wealth)

Photo: the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Nasarawa State Government and the Federal Ministry of Environment on waste to wealth which took place at the Government House Council Chamber Full Story

Nasarawa State flags off Cycling Race, 9 states participate

His Excellency the Deputy Governor and President North Central Cycling Federation, Hon Silas Ali Agara has flagged off the 2016 ASA Senior/ Junior Nasarawa State Cycling Race Competition, which would involve a 42 kilometer ride for the senior category around the capital city of Lafia. Read More

Nasarawa State Accountant General Passes On

The death has been confirmed of the Nasarawa State Accountant General and Permanent Secretary Ministry of Finance, The Santurakin Lafia Alhaji Muhammed Darda'u (Zee).
May The Almighty Allah SWT forgive his sins and grant him Rahma. May The Almighty Allah grant him Ajannah Firdausi and give the family, people and the government of Nasarawa State the fortitude to bear this great loss. Amin

Nasarawa to Host NIPOGA 2016

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has given assurance to support the Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa towards the successful hosting of the 2016 Nigerian Polytechnic Games (NIPOGA) which would be hosted in the last Quarter of the year Full Story


On Tuesday 2nd August, 2016 Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State held an expanded meeting of the State Executive Council to appraise the ongoing strike action embarked upon by Organized Labour, over the implementation of an adjusted salary template for civil servants in the State. Read More

Gov. Almakura Hosts Joint Leadership of Persons Living With Disabilities

Nasarawa State Government has reaffirmed its commitment to the plight of people leaving with disabilities, tasks National Joint Association of People Living With Disabilities on ensuring the Comprehensive Special School meets the needs of the People for whom it was built. Read More

Nasarawa State Government Subsidizes Fertilizer by 50%

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has called on the citizens of Nasarawa State especially the farmers to take to special interest in the agricultural activities, which has unmeasurable fortunes waiting to be harnessed in the sector, assuring them of the state government’s support. Full Story

Photos from the Celebration of the 35th Coronation Anniversary of Aren Eggon

The event which was a celebration of the 35 years leadership of the paramount Chief of the Eggon nation in whose time water , light roads and other progressive life changing development was brought to Nasarawa Eggon, he was showered with praise for his encouraging the people to take education and agriculture seriously which had enabled them to prosper. Read More

Gov. Almakura Congratulates Aren Eggon for 35 years on the Throne

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura commended the Aren Eggon for his contributions toward the sustenance of peace in the state and urged the people to support the government and the traditional rulers in the effort, regardless of religious and political affiliations. Read More

Almakura Presents Nasarawa State's Plan to President Buhari

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura presenting Nasarawa State's plan to sky rocket internally generated revenue which will make the state among the top 5 in internally generated funds to His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa recently. Full Story

Minister of Youths and Sports visits Nasarawa Stadium

I have lived in Nasarawa state for 15 years and I know Nasarawa state very very well, so I am in good position to assess his excellency's performance Read More

Nasarawa Assures Farmers On CBN Loan

The Nasarawa State Government said recently that it would assist rice millers and farmers in the state to access loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to boost rice production. Read More

Command Secondary School Lafia to take off September 2016

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has assured the Military High Command that all structures for the Command Secondary School Lafia would be completed before the end of August 2016 so as to enable the school take off with its first batch September 2016 in line with the new school calendar Full Story

President's Wife supports Women and People Living with Disability

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has lauded the humanitarian effort by the Wife of the President Mrs. Aisha Buhari , who has put the people first through her provision of food stuff to the Nigerian women once again. Read More

Government to Support Proper Development of Shinge Cattle Market

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has assured the Cattle Market traders of the Nasarawa state support towards proper development and organization of the Shigne Cattle Market (kara) within the Lafia The Nasarawa State Capital. Read More

President Buhari receives Governor of Nasarawa State, Al-Makura Tanko in State House on 28th June, 2016

Governor of Nasarawa State ,Al-Makura Tanko presenting a plan of 13,000 hectares Mass Housing area layout to President Buhari during a courtesy call in State House Full Story

Nasarawa Governor Visits New Inspector General of Police

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has commended the Acting Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris Kpotun for his most recent elevation and prayed that the Acting IG be blessed with the zeal, guidance and the needed drive see him moving NPF forward Read More

Appeal For The Due PAYEE Taxes To Be Given To Nasarawa State Government

The Nasarawa State Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura has called for the PAYEE taxes of persons living in the FCT corridor of Nasarawa State yet working in the Federal Capital to be given to Nasarawa State for the upkeep and provision of services to the area. Read More

Nasarawa State to set up Food Processing Zone

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has assured that thousands of hecters of land would be made available for rice out growers so as to expand rice production in Nasarawa State.
Gov. Almakura made this known during a visit to the rice incubation and milling plant in Lafia, where he affirmed that the ultra-modem rice mill which was established as a result of the collaboration between Nasarawa State Government and JICA is to build the capacity of rice millers as well as create an enabling environment for transfer of technology. Full Story

Gov. Almakura congratulates new NAYES Recruits

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has described the ongoing NAYES Biometric registration exercise as a two-prong approach by government to reduce youth restiveness by engaging youth and engage them in monitoring government facilities and structures for effective maintenance of such properties thereby adding value to the state. Read More

I'll Not Commit State Resources To Salaries Alone – Al-Makura

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa state yesterday disclosed that there is the urgent need to convene an all inclusive stakeholders forum to reform local government administration in the state, admitting that the local government system in the state was not only comatose but completely dead. Read More

Speech At The Inauguration Of The Committee To Look Into The Issue Of Salaries Of Political Office Holders, Public And Civil Servants In Nasarawa State

I am delighted to address you on this occasion of the inauguration of the Committee to Look into the Issue of Salaries of Political Office Holders, Public and Civil Servants in Nasarawa State. Full Story

Al-Makura, Ortom Resolve To End Cross-Border Clashes

Governors of Nasarawa and Benue States, Umaru Tanko Almakura and Chief Samuel Ortom have made public their unwavering commitment towards bringing cross-border clashes, mostly involving farmers and herdsmen, to an end. Read More

Photo News

Photos from the funeral service of HRM the 33rd Osana of Keana ,HRM Sen. Dr. Emmanuel Onyatikpo Elayo (Osana Onyatikpo II) OON, KSM. FICEN, JP, which had in attendance H. E. Umaru Tanko Almakura, H.E. Samuel Ortom , H.E. Silas Agara, Amb. Fidelis Tapgun, Sen. Solomon Ewuga , Sen. George Akume, Hon. Mohammed Ogoshi Onawo, His Royal Highness Dr. Isa Mustapha Agwai led the Nasarawa state Traditional Council and a huge host of others who came from near and far to pay tribute to the late Osana of Keana Read More

Gov. Almakura signs N79.3bn 2016 budget into law

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa state has signed N79.3 billion 2016 appropriation bill into law, focuses attention on agriculture, health, education and infrastructures with a call on citizens to be supportive for the development of the state. According to him, the 2016 budget tagged "Budget of Pragmatism" which captured the economic reality of Nasarawa state. The Budget has elements of compassion and inclusiveness for all citizens to benefit the dividends of APC Administration since 2011 to date. Full Story

Aisha Buhari Gives Free Health Services To 7,000 In Nasarawa

Wife of the president, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, and wife of the Nasarawa State governor, Mairo Al-Makura, through their non-governmental organisations (NGO), Future Assured Initiative and Tallafi Women and Youths Foundation have offered free medical services to 7000 women and children in Nasarawa State. Read More

Nasarawa Residents Express Satisfaction On Road Construction

HThe residents of Tudun Kauri in Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa state, have commended the state government following the ongoing construction of access road in the area Read More

Gov. Almakura congratulates Arc. Jafaru Mohammed Ibrahim

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has congratulated the APC Stakeholder for the successful primary election for the upcoming Nasarawa / Toto Federal Constituency House of Representatives seat , calling on all APC loyalist to rally round the winner Read More

Al-Makura Lauds PMB As Construction Of Lafia Barracks Kicks Off

Nasarawa state governor, Umaru Tanko Almakura has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari over the commencement of the construction of military barracks between Lafia and Doma to improve on the security situation in the state and 8ther surrounding states. Read More

Worker's Day: Al-Makura Urges Labour to be Realistic in Their Demands

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has urged the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) in the state to be realistic in their demands considering the harsh economic challenges the nation and the state is facing. Full Story

Governor Almakura visit to Ministries

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has described his visit to various ministries as one that will add great value to the Nasarawa State Civil Service, as it has allowed for open discussion between the government and the civil service on the needs of the ministries. He said it a way of sensitizing the service and as a way of getting them to see government as being compliant on service issues. Read More

NAYES get security vehicles

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has donated two (2) vehicles to Nasarawa Youth Empowerment Scheme NAYES to ease their movement and to also assist them in carrying out their operations.
Speaking the NAYES Coordinator Alh. Abdullahi Labaran expressed gratitude to the governor for finding them worthy of such upliftment, describing the support been giving to NAYES as a vital component that will enable them continue to work diligently and play their part towards ensuring peace and order in Nasarawa Read More

NSUBEB, Others To Partner NAGIS To Check Land Encroachment

The Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board (NSUBEB) has said that it would collaborate with the Nasarawa State Geographic Information Service (NAGIS) to check encroachment on school lands.
The executive chairman of the board, Mallam Abdulkarim Mohammed stated this in Lafia after visiting some of the affected schools in the southern senatorial zone of the state, noting that those lands encroached upon would be revoked once the mapping is carried out by NAGIS. Full Story

Gov. Al-Makura Swears-in Sole Administrators for 11 LGAs

Speech Delivered by His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-makura, Governor of Nasarawa State on the Occasion of the Swearing-in of the Sole Administrators of Local Government Councils, Lafia: Monday, 4th April, 2016. Read More

Inspection of Kabayi -Mararaba Gurku Road in Karu.

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura with the Hon. Minister of Environment Ibrahim Usman Jibrin inspecting the Kabayi -Mararaba Gurku Road in Karu.
Where after inspecting the current condition of the road which was abandoned by the contractor for over two years and recently revoked by the Ministry of Works , deciding that the new contractor would start on the stretch from the Kabayi Junction to the Mararaba Junction of the road that needed serious repair immediately to reduce the hardship being faced before the rains set in, Gov. Almakura decided to meet with the residents to talk to them about some issues.

Gov. Almakura Commissions Taal Community New Orange Market

"It is our conviction that when markets are given the desired priority it will enhance trade and investment as well improve the revenue profile of the state". His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura made this known as he commissioned the New Orange Market built by the traders , he commended the layout which was well planned with 3000 open stores ,1000 lockup shops 15 warehouses and 20 restaurants which he said would serve Full Story

Appointment of Sole Administrators

His Excellency the Governor of Nasarawa State has appointed Sole Administrators to 11 Local Government Councils in the State, this as the result of the expiration of Local Government elected councils which expired on the 24th day of March, 2016. Read More

Nasarawa State Receives Report on Biometric Screening by Skye Bank

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has directed that the Biometric Report, and recommendations summited by Skye bank be immediately implemented to regularize the payment of salaries to all workers and pensioners in the state Full Story

No BVN, No March Salary, Al-Makura Tells Workers

Nasarawa State governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, on Tuesday disclosed that only workers who have submitted their Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) would be paid March salaries. Full Story

Governor Almakura lays Foundation for Lafia Neighborhood Market

Lafia has come of age and everything must conform to modality that is why we had the guts to request the traders to move to the new market, and put down to old market , today we set the foundation of the Lafia Neighborhood Market for all. Read More

Al-Makura Donates Structure For Army Command Secondary School

Following approval by the Nigerian Army Resource Centre for the establishment of an Army Command secondary school in Nasarawa state, Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has donated Dunama college, Lafia, for the take off of the school. Full Story

Announcement from Nasarawa State Scholarship Board

This is to inform the Nasarawa State INDIGENE Students studying in Higher Institutions of learning, within the Country, that His Excellency, Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has approved the commencement of the bursary screening exercise for the 2014/2015 academic session. Full Story

Presidential Committee Hails Nasarawa over Land Reform

The Presidential Technical Committee on Land Reform, PTCLR, have praised Nasarawa State government for introducing the Nasarawa State Geographic Information Service, NAGIS which saw the Government addressing the challenges of land registration and ownership in the state. Read More

Nasarawa Government Assures Students of Support

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has assured the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Student (NANS) of his commitment towards the welfare, security and development of the students of Nasarawa and would ensure they are a priority to the end of his administration Full Story

Al-Makura Procures N350m Equipment From Singapore For Technical Education

Nasarawa state governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has stated that the state government has taken delivery of skill acquisition materials worth N350 million from Singapore in an effort to boost technical education in the state. Full Story

Mohammed Umar Azaki is the New Ohinoyi Ogye, of Ogye.

Following the Selection of Mohammed Umar Azaki by the traditional Kingmakers saddled with the selection of the Ohinoyi Ogye, of Ogye Chiefdom today Wednesday 16th March 2016, His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura the Governor of Nasarawa State has on the advice of the state Council of Chiefs as enshrined in the Nasarawa State Legal Notice No. 5 of 2009 approved the appointment. Read More

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His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura during an inspection visit with engineers to the Tudun Kauri Road in Lafia East , meeting with members of the community ,where he made it known that those whose houses were on the road path would be compensated in full within the coming week and demolition commence before the end of the month Full Story

Nasarawa State will provide Haven for Investors in Agriculture Sector- Gov. Almakura

Speaking at the 11th edition of the annual Nigeria Summit international socio-economic news magazine, “The Economist,” His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa State has assured investors of a safe haven, stating that his administration would collaborate with investors that are interested in large scale farming that would expand the scope of agriculture. Full Story

Nasarawa State Government Set to Construct Bridges and Culverts- Gov. Almakura

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has made it known that the Nasarawa State Government was set to construct bridges and culverts in the state before the rain sets in to ensure that the rain water during the peak of the raining season is properly channeled to ease hardship it might cause to residents of the state. Read More

Gov. Almakura Welcomes IGP Solomon Arase To Nasarawa State

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has commended the I.G. of Police Mr. Solomon Arase for his wonderful reforms that have been transforming the face of the Policing in Nigeria, by providing a smarter, more professional trained and dedicated police force for the country. Full Story

Gov. Almakura Gives Relief Items to over 50 Communities in Nasarawa State

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has carried out yet another round of distribution of Relief material which would go down in history as the biggest not just because of the large volume of items , but due to it been the most concise due to the items given and their usefulness to the people that would use. Full Story

NIPP to improve Power Supply in Nasarawa

Nasarawa State Governor, Alhaji Tanko Al-Makura, has called on the Federal Government to improve power supply to his state.
The governor, who addressed State House Correspondents after a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday, also allayed the fears of insecurity in his state and pledged to do all with his capacities to ensure peaceful coexistence in the state at all times. Read More

Eggon Nation Visits Gov. Almakura

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has called on every true citizen of Nasarawa state who wants the peace progress and development of the state to embrace each other, stating that even within the same family people fight, but they fight to make up and become stronger. Full Story

Nasarawa State to Key into Treasury Single Account (TSA)

Nasarawa State is to key into the Treasury Single Account which has been put into use by the Federal Government, due to the fall in revenue and the need to block all leakages from government and government Agencies.

The Hon. Commissioner of Finance Dr. Dominic Bako made this known following a closed door meeting with His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura Full Story

Mama Chiefdom gets new Chief (Gom Mama)

HRH Alh. Audu Nuhu has been confirmed the new Gom Mama of Mama Chiefdom in Wamba LGA.
Presiding over the meeting of the State Council of Chiefs, Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura affirmed that the State Government found it expedient to ensure the selection of the new Gom Mama followed due diligence. Read More

Agreement between State Govt. & Labour Union

THIS AGREEMENT is made this Saturday, 20th February, 2016
The Nasarawa State Government (hereafter referred to as The Government)
The Nasarawa State Public Service Negotiating Council (Trade Union Side) (hereafter referred to as The Unions) Full Story

Karshi Gets new Emir

HRH Dr Sani Muhammadu Bako the second has emerged as the new Emir of Karshi. He was unveiled during a meeting of the state traditional council held at the instance of Gov, Umaru Tanko Almakura.
Following the demise of Alhaji Muhammadu Bako Karshi on the 2nd of February , Dr Sani Muhammadu Bako the second was named as his successor after he was duly selected by the karshi kingmakers and subsequent approval by the state traditional council. Full Story

Mararaba -Kabayi Road Gets Final Layer of Asphalt

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura inspecting the freshly laid second layer of asphalt along the 7 kilometer Mararaba - Kabayi road, which when completed would greatly reduce the traffic along the Mararaba Nyanya Road. Read More

NAGIS to Map out Land for Proposed FG Mass Housing Scheme

The Nasarawa State Government is to reinvigorate the activities of NAGIS as a measure of enhancing the revenue base of the state. This was the thrust a meeting held between Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura and some experts on land administration Full Story

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CAF Confederation Cup between home town sweethearts Nasarawa United and Senegalese side, Generation Foot which had His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura, , Sen. Abdullahi Adamu , Barr James Ocholi Minister of State, Labour & Employment, Alh. Abudakar Dahiru Member House of Reps Full Story

Press Briefing

The public is aware that civil servants in Nasarawa State, under the aegis of Organised Labour, embarked on an indefinite state-wide industrial action since Friday, 29th January, 2016. The strike action was predicated on a 21-point demand on Government by the Labour Unions covering a wide range of issues as follows:

i. Immediate release of salary vouchers for the month of January, 2016 and payment of the salary to workers; Read More

Gov. Almakura Inspects School Furniture

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura during a visit to the Relevant Technology training center where he inspected the assembly of class room furniture (student desks, teachers tables and head teacher tables) some imported, some created locally. Full Story

Address Delivered on the Occasion of the Closing Ceremony of the National Annual Quran Recitation Competition

Address Delivered by His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-makura, Governor of Nasarawa State Full Story

Communique on Peace around Boundary Communities

In furtherance of the efforts of the Governors of the two States to ensure sustainable peace among the ethnic groups in the two States, particularly, communities living at the border areas of the two States, their Excellencies Umaru Tanko Al-Makura and Samuel Ortom, Governors of Nasarawa and Benue States respectively convened this meeting. Read More

Supreme Court Judgment reaffirms my Victory -Al-makura

Al-makura who spoke with journalists shortly after the pronouncement by the apex court , said with the judgement the people of the state and country at large now know APGA is alien to the people of the state as it never existed from the onset, stating that the APGA did not have any councilor, state Assembly or National Assembly seat. Full Story

Nasarawa Commences N260m Compensation Payment To Airport Land Owners

Nasarawa State government on Tuesday, commenced the payment of compensation to owners of lands earmarked for the proposed Lafia cargo airport.
Issuing out cheques to those affected in Lafia, the commissioner for Lands and Survey, Mr. Sonny Agassi, said the state government had earmarked the sum of N260 million to be given out to over 800 beneficiaries. Full Story

Almakura Holds Expanded Security Meeting, Vows to entrench Peace in Nasarawa

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has convened an Expanded Security Council Meeting to find solutions to the recent problems that had affected Loko, Udeni Magaji, Ogeni and Iminyi communities recently, which had in attendance, His Excellency the Deputy Governor, royal fathers, community leaders, religious leaders and Chairmen of Local Government Councils affected. Full Story

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His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura personally registering the first student ( Ms. Abubakar Shaawanatu) during the commissioning and opening of the Modern Government Girls Secondary School , Kwandere, Lafia ,Nasarawa State. Full Story

Government Model Girls Junior Secondary School

Speech Delivered By His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, the Governor Of Nasarawa State on the Occasion Of the Commissioning Of Government Model Girls Junior Secondary School, Kwandare, Lafia: Monday, 18th January, 2016 Full Story

Al-makura warns traditional rulers against violence January 16, 2016.

Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has warned traditional rulers against violence, saying that henceforth government will hold them and other stakeholders responsible for any outbreak of violence in their respective communities. Full Story

Address on the Occasion of the National Annual Quran Recitation Competition

Address Delivered by His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-makura, Governor of Nasarawa State, on the Occasion of the National Annual Quran Recitation Competition, Organized by the Centre for Islamic Studies, Usmanu Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, Lafia: Friday, 15th January, 2016. Full Story

Gov. Almakura calls for support to PMB and the Army. Friday, 15th January, 2016

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has called for support to the good work currently being done by the President to keep Nigeria united and peaceful, stating that their effort would always be noticed and appreciated. Full Story

Nasarawa State to Invest in Manpower Development for Health Sector

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has disclosed that the Lafia 100 bed ultra-modern hospital (a brand new Dalhatu Araf Hospital) would be completed soon and opened to the public sometime in late 2016. Read More

Comprehensive Special School Lafia to be completed in 3 months

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has said the Comprehensive Special School Lafia would be a one stop institution of learning that would cater for the education of all persons that were blind, deaf, cripple and persons with Down syndrome from kindergarten to the completion of their Senior Secondary School studies for free. Full Story

Al-Makura Awards N1bn Mada Water Works Project

Following efforts by the Nasarawa state government to ameliorate the hardship faced by communities in accessing portable water, Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura said N1 billion contract has been awarded for the rehabilitation of Mada water works. Full Story

Nasarawa and Benue State Canvas for Closer Ties January 13, 2016.

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State and Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State yesterday canvassed for closer ties between the two states.
Governor Ortom said beside common boundaries the two states shared other similarities including ethnic composition, a common history as well, as cultural and political affiliation and that they must partner to tackle common challenges. Full Story

Governor Almakura Urges Nasarawa Residents On Fire Safety

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has called on residents of Nasarawa to adhere to best practice towards protecting their property from fire by have firefighting equipment (fire extinguishers) on standby so they could do something before the fire service would arrive. Read More

Press Release

Following the successful selection exercise conducted on Tuesday, 12th January, 2016 to select the new Chun Ngah, His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Governor of Nasarawa State on the advice of the State Council of Chiefs on Tuesday, 12th January, 2016 has approved the appointment of Alhaji Yusuf Adamu Amwe as the new Chun Ngah on 2nd Class status and a member of the Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs with effect from today, Tuesday, 12th January, 2016. Full Story

Address by Vice Chancellor, Professor Ekanem Ikpi Braide, at the First Convocation, January 9, 2016.

With a smile in my mind and on behalf of Federal University Lafia community, I welcome you all to this historic event, the first Convocation of the University. We are greatly honoured to have all stakeholders and friends of the University with us today. Full Story

Goodwill Message

Goodwill Message Delivered by His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-makura, the Governor of Nasarawa State on the Occasion of the Maiden Convocation Ceremony of the Federal University, Lafia: Saturday, 9th January, 2016 Read More

Almakura Receives Federal University Lafia Chancellor and Governing Board

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has commended the effort of all the members of the Governing Board of the Federal University Lafia for their efforts in setting up , managing and working up to the convocation ceremony of the first set of the University. Full Story

Gov. Al-Makura Presents N77bn 2016 Budget To Assembly

Nasarawa State Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura, on Thursday presented N77 billion appropriation bill for 2016 before the Nasarawa state House of Assembly which shows a decrease of N30bn or 38.78% as against the 2015 appropriation.

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Best Governor of the Year on Security Matters.

Receiving the award from Security Watch Africa President Patrick Agbambu Governor Almakura made it known that the government and good people of the state see this award as encourage to continue what they had started doing on security. Read More

Gov. Al-Makura Swears In 3 Special Advisers

Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on Tuesday swore in three Special Advisers at an expanded State Executive Council meeting in Lafia.

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The Nasarawa State Ministry of Lands would like inform the public that over 500 Certificates of Occupancy (C of Os) and Offer Letters (R of Os) have been signed and are ready for collection.

The owners are requested to come to the Ministry, please.

Please see Daily Trust, Wednesday, December 16th , 2015 pages 51-54, or view the PDF attachment here.


List of Signed C-of-O


Some Photos from the Swearing-In Ceremony

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Keffi gets New Emir

Following the demise of the emir of Keffi, Alhaji Mohammadu Chindo Yamusa II on the 4th of December, 2015, the first son of the deceased, Dr. Shehu Usman Yamusa II, has succeeded his father after securing five votes out of possible seven emerge victorious.

Statement by the secretary to the state government, Amb. Umaru Azores Sulaiman, said, following the successful selection exercise conducted on Monday, 14th December, 2015, to select new emir of Keffi, Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa state on the advice of the state council of chiefs has approved the appointment of Dr. Shehu Usman Yamusa II as the new emir of Keffi. Read More

Nasarawa State Swears in Advisers & Permanent Secretaries

Some Photos from the Swearing-In Ceremony

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Speech by His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Governor of Nasarawa State, On the Occasion of the Flag-Off For The Construction of Lafia International Cargo Airport, Lafia: Friday, 11th December, 2015

I have no doubt in my mind that when completed, the Airport will unbundle the economic potentials of, not only Nasarawa State, but the North Central Geo-political zone of Nigeria. Aside the attraction of investment, the Airport will serve as an alternative terminus to the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. Furthermore, the airport will assuage the congestion and the continuous overstretching of the facilities at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport.

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Speech by His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, The Executive Governor of Nasarawa State on the Occasion of the Formal Release of Prisoners whose Fines were Paid by the Nasarawa State Government: Friday, 11th December, 2015

Government is concerned about the rising number of inmates in our detention facilities especially the prisons within State and will continue to render whatever needed assistance within its available resources. This is our modest contribution to the laudable efforts of the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari to De-congest the prisons and further uphold the rule of law by adhering to the implementation of the Criminal Justice Act. Read More

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Some Photos from the Retreat On the Challenges of change Good Governance in Nasarawa State

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Governor's Welcome Address at Retreat

Address Delivered by His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-makura, Governor of Nasarawa State on the Occasion of Retreat for Political, Public Office Holders and Top Government Functionaries, Lafia: Tuesday, 1st December, 2015

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Keep Abattoirs Clean, Commissioner tells Butchers

Alhaji Aliyu Yusuf, Nasarawa State Commissioner for Agriculture and Water Resources has urged butchers in Karu Local Government Area to keep their abattoirs clean. Yusuf gave the advice on Monday during an inspection tour of Karu Abattoir.

Public Announcement

In his drive to complete the formation of his cabinet, for effective service delivery, His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Governor of Nasarawa State has approved the appointment of the following additional Special Advisers with immediate effect:

1. Mohammed Wada Yahaya
2. Hon. Rayyanu Iliyasu Mohammed
3. Mohammed Bashir Aliyu (Walin Shabu)
4. Ibrahim Dalladi Adamu Musa
5. Hajara Danyaro
6. Ahmed Mohammed Wamba
7. Adamu Dauda Mohammed
8. Joseph Ogiri
9. Engr. Moses T. Utondu
10. Mallo Akawu

Secretary to the Government of Nasarawa State

Press Release

His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Governor of Nasarawa State has approved the immediate posting of Permanent Secretaries in the Public Service of Nasarawa State as follows:- (SEE PHOTO)

2. All handing and taking over should be completed latest by Friday, 6th December, 2015

J. I. ANCHO, mni
Head of the Civil Service

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Public Announcement

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Governor of Nasarawa State has approved the appointment of the following Persons as new Permanent Secretaries in the service of Nasarawa State Public Service. They are:

i) Bala Galadima

ii) Mohammed Iliyasu Idde

iii) Aminu Agbo

The appointments and Posting are with immediate effect.

J. I. Ancho mni
Head of the Civil Service

Nasarawa Utd Dedicates Continental Ticket to Al-Makura, Agara

The chairman of Nasarawa United FC, Barrister Isaac Danladi has dedicated his club’s continental ticket to the governor of the state, Alhaji Umaru Tanko Al-Makura and his deputy, Mr. Silas Agara.

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Nasarawa Local Government Swears in new Executive Chairman

Following the appointment of the elected Chairman Hon. Aliyu Tijjani as a Commissioner and member of the State Executive Council, Hon Ayuba Wandai Usman who was elected as the Deputy Chairman now takes The Oath as he is elevated to Chairman. We wish him the best!

Governor Almakura Swears in ( Legacy) Cabinet

Speech Delivered by His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-makura, Governor of Nasarawa State on the Occasion of the Swearing-in of Honourable Commissioners and Members of the State Executive Council and a Permanent Secretary, Lafia: Friday, 13th November, 2015.a

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Nasarawa State Cabinet Members

Barr. Yusuf Shehu Justice
Dr.Dominic Bako Finance
Ramatu Ajuji-Abu Education
Dr. Othman Ibrahim-Ahmed Budget and Planning
Aliyu Yusuf-Lawee Agriculture
Sonny Agassi Lands
Dr. Daniel Iya Health

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U-17 World Cup: Change Has Begin

Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Tuesday, said that the victory of the Golden Eaglets at the just concluded U-17 World Cup is a testimony that change has began to manifest in Nigeria Read More

Nasarawa Government to begin construction of N20bn Lafia airport in December

Mr. Al-makura spoke in Lafia during the signing of contract agreement between the state government and a Chinese firm, Tongyi Group Engineering, and representative of HYPAD, the Chinese firm that would finance the project.

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New CAN Exco Visit Gov. Al-makura.

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has emphasized the need for the Clergy to help towards educating and informing the public on the current economic realities going on in the State
The Governor who received the new Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Executives who were at the Government House Lafia

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Al-Makura Pledges To Partner Relevant Agencies To Tackle Unemployment

Gov. Tanko Al-makura of Nasarawa State has promised to partner all relevant agencies to create job opportunities to the teeming unemployed youths in the state.
The governor gave the pledge during the inauguration of Awango by Total Solar Entrepreneurship project on Wednesday in Lafia.

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Gov. Almakura Assures Gen. Yakubu Gowon of Support to Fight Tropical Diseases.

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has assured former Head of State Gen. Yakubu Gowon of the readiness of the State to work with him towards eradicating malaria and other tropical diseases still existing in and around the State. Read More

Nasarawa State Government gives N4.3billion bailout to Nasarawa Councils

Governor Tanko Al-makura has presented a cheque of N4.3 billion as part of Federal Government's bailout for payment of salary arrears to workers in the local governments in the state.

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Gov. Al-makura signs MoU with Chinese firm to build Cargo Airport in Lafia

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Al-makura of Nasarawa State on has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese company, Tongyi Group, for the construction of an international cargo airport in Lafia.

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Senate President Bukola Saraki visits Nasarawa State to attend the wedding ceremony of Senator Abdullahi Adamu in Keffi, Nasarawa state. Read More


An Address Delivered by His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-makura, Governor of Nasarawa State on the Occasion of the 31st Annual National Conference of Judges of Federal High Court, Lafia: Tuesday, 13th October, 2015.

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It is my pleasure to declare the 31st Annual National Conference of Judges of the Federal High Court open. I wish you all fruitful deliberations and a peaceful stay in Nasarawa State

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His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has called for more Federal High Courts to be stationed in Nasarawa to serve the ever growing population of the state as well as provide quick justice to the people. Read More


Speech Delivered by His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Governor of Nasarawa State on the Occasion of the Swearing-in of the Secretary to the State Government and the Head of Civil Service, Lafia: Monday, 5th October, 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, as you are all aware, it is now four months since our inauguration for a second term in office. You would recall that, on that occasion, I had made a solemn declaration to continue to inject tested technocrats and experienced public servants into the governance of the State in order to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of service. This undertaking was in furtherance of our determination to transform the State and elevate it to enviable heights in line with the change philosophy of the APC Administration.

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Born 27th January 1958 to Late Malam Usman Maikwato Jibril (Late. Fakacin Nasarawa) and Late Haj. Fatima (Yayan Ali), Ibrahim Usman Jibril holds a Bachelor Degree Education & Geography and Masters Degree in Land Resources with specialization in Land Administration all from Bayero University (BUK), Kano, Nigeria. Read More


Vote of Thanks Delivered by Ambassador Umaru Azores Sulaiman, the Secretary to the State Government on the Occasion of the Swearing-in of the New Secretary to the State Government and the Head of the Civil Service, Lafia: Monday 5th October, 2015

Your Excellency, today, being 5th of October, 2015 is a great and historic day both for me and my very good friend, the new Head of the State Civil Service.

2. On behalf of myself, my brother, Mr. Joseph Isa Ancho mni, and our families, I wish to express our profound gratitude and appreciation to Your Excellency Read More


His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Governor of Nasarawa State has approved the following appointments into the public service of Nasarawa State.

They are:
a) Ambassador Suleiman Umaru Azores- Secretary to the State Government (SSG)

b) Mr. J.I Ancho, mni - Head of Civil Service

2. The appointments take immediate effect.

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His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura with a delegation from Keffi Emirate Council led by the Magajin Rafi Keffi , Alh. Shansudeen Abubakar who were delegated by HRH the Emir of Keffi to greet and commend the Governor for the great work he was doing. They also commended him of the recent appointments made such as the new SSG Amb. Suleiman Azores and the S.A. Media and Publicity Ahmed Tukur. Where they said they were there to support his administration of Seeing is Believing. Read More


The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, has upheld the election of Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura in the April 11, 2015 governorship election for lacking in merit. Read More


His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has tasked Solid Mineral Development Company to ensure that all revenues due to Nasarawa State are properly documented so as to ensure that the 13% due to the state is gotten by the state. Read More


His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura with the Secretary-General of the United Nations Mr. Ban Ki-moon following a meeting with the the U.N. Secretary General and State Governors on " A Pathway to a New Nigeria". Read More


His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura with the new Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service Mr. Kure Martin Abeshi during a visit to the Nasarawa State Governor in Abuja. We are all proud to have a citizen of our great state in this position.


It gives me great pleasure to address you this morning on the occasion of the formal public presentation and launch of the document on Youth development and Reproductive Health Needs in Nasarawa State. Read More


His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura started the meeting by thanking the traders who were well represented for peacefully complying to the Government directives by moving from the over 70 year old Market to the New Market . He assured them that they would have no regrets, as the government would work with them to ensure their success in the new market. Governor Almakura made this known during a follow-up meeting with Traders which was conveyed to look into any challenges that they might have faced during Read More


His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura with staff of the Chinese Company "Tongyi Allied Mining Limited" who are expected to fast track the construction of the proposed Cargo Airport and an Industrial district in the state.
The industrial district when constructed will accommodate industries most especially smelting plant that will generate power using coal and Iron that are in abundant supply in the state. The firm also agreed to take advantage of the newly built Karu international market and construct a shopping mall and Read more

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US President Barrack Obama with His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura Governor of Nasarawa State.More Photos

Nasarawa in Discussion with Investors in Solid Minerals Sector

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Nasarawa State Recieves Appraisal Committee Report, To Enact Revenue Generation Measures

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-makura of Nasarawa State yesterday received a report from the 20-man Appraisal Committee at the Lafia Government House. The Committee was inaugurated on the 11th May, 2015...Read more

Scholarship Awardee Returns to Contribute to State Development.

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura with His Excellency Silas Ali Agara (Deputy Governor) as they received Samson Dauda Yusuf displaying his doctorate Degree in Information Technology from Seoul National University , Republic of South Korea.....Read more

Nasarawa Assembly Elects Speaker, Deputy Speaker

The new members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly have unanimously elected Mr Ibrahim Balarabe (APC Umaisha/Ugya) and Mr. Godiya Akwashiki (PDP-Nassarawa Eggon West) as speaker and deputy speaker of the state 5th assembly respectively....Read more

Al-Makura Inaugurates N2.2bn Road

Every body is aware that my government, since its inception, has given topmost priority ...Read more

Almakura Signs 2015 Appropriation Bill

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has called on the people of Nasarawa State...Read more

Almakura dissolves cabinet.

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura dissolves cabinet....Read more


BText of Second Inaugural Address Delivered on Friday, 29th May 2015...Read more



6th Quadrennial National Delegates Conference of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE)

It is with great joy that I join you on this occasion of the 6th Quadrennial National.Read more

Foundation Cermony of Akwanga Modern Market

Two days ago, I laid the foundation stone of Lafia Ultra Modern Market in the State Capital. It is with ...Read more



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