SPEECH DELIVERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, UMARU TANKO AL-MAKURA, GOVERNOR OF NASARAWA STATE ON THE OCCASION OF SYMBOLIC PRESENTATION OF N130 MILLION DONATED BY THE ALIKO DANGOTE FOUNDATION AS PALLIATIVE TO VULNERABLE WOMEN IN NASARAWA STATE: LAFIA: WEDNESDAY, 30TH MAY, 2018. Read More
NASARAWA STATE GOVERNMENT SPEECH DELIVERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, UMARU TANKO AL-MAKURA, GOVERNOR OF NASARAWA STATE, ON THE OCCASION OF THE 2018 FLAG-OFF OF FERTILIZER SALES, KWANDARE: WEDNESDAY, 30TH MAY, 2018. Read More
Nasarawa state Governor, His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has tasked chairmen of local Government areas in the state to secure their communities and promote social harmony and intergration amongst diverse ethnic groups in their areas.Read More
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has restated that the Federal Government was determined to ending the incessant killing of farmers by herdsmen in parts of the country. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has restated the commitment of Nasarawa State towards entrenching true democracy being the will of the people as his administration was also a product of true democracy Read More
The All Progressive Congress has flaged off the Nasarawa State 2018 Local Government Election Campaign.
The Flagoff was done by the Nasarawa State Governor Umar Tanko Almakura who presented the Party Flag to the Candidates at the Lafia Square immediately after the State Congress.Read More
Nasarawa State Government said it has begun the disbursement of N400 million to deaths and retirees of the state Civil Servants.
The state Director General, Pension Bureau, Abdullahi Sani-Oseze, disclosed this at the flag up of phase one payment exercise in Lafia, explaining that this was in consonance with Governor Tanko Umaru Al-makura's promise made during the worker's day celebration. Read More
The Nasarawa State Government has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Kuber Power Limited (KPL) on an Eligible Customer Basis which allows licensed generation company to access underserved customers and also promote the rapid expansion of generation capacity.
Nasarawa State has accepted KPL's Proposal to be a 2.5% equity shareholder in the KPL's $300 million 200mw solar power plant to be established on Shendam Road, Lafia, Nasarawa State. Read More
It is with sense of commitment and patriotism that I join you today in celebration of the annual International Workers' Day, taking place here in Lafia.Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has commended the President Muhammadu Buhari Led administration for its care and concern by carrying out people oriented projects that would impact on the vulnerable. Gov. Almakura gave the commendation when he flagged of the Federal Government Social Investment Programme that would provide funds of N10,000 to 4625 less privileged in the state which was flagged off at the Lafia Square in the Nasarawa State Capital. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has called for better tax remittance from the citizens of Nasarawa State , urging them to see taxes paid as a means of contributing to the development and sustenance of the State through growth of Internal Generated Revenue of the State. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has disclosed that the Nasarawa State Government has expressed interest in partnering with the Federal Ministry of Works or a China Based Engineering Company to ensure that the new Kwandere to Keffi road was completed on or ahead of schedule.Read More
HHis Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has disclosed that Nasarawa State was currently putting together the vital components that would enable the state provide comprehensive solutions to many health challenges across Nigeria. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has commended the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) (Nasarawa State Chapter) for their relentless efforts of imbibing spiritual teaching and prayers towards sustaining peace and peaceful coexistence amongst the people of Nasarawa State. Read More
The Governor of Nasarawa State and visitor to the College of Education Akwanga and Nasarawa State Polytechnic Lafia, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura
has approved the following appointments for the two institutions.
a) Safiyanu Audu as the Registrar of the College of Education, Akwanga. He holds a Master Degree in Public Administration from the University of Jos. Until his appointment he was the Deputy Registrar of the College.
b) Ibrahim Alhaji Adhama as the Bursar of Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia. He holds a Master Degree in Public Sector Accounting from Nasarawa State University, Keffi. Until his appointment he was the Assistant Director and Head of salary at the National Assembly, Abuja.
2. All the appointments are with immediate effect.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
8th April, 2018
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has expressed optimism that the Lafia - Keffi new road embarked by the administration would be complete on schedule, expressing confidence that the contractors were very capable of delivering the project. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura , Governor of Nasarawa State has approved the immediate posting of Permanent Secretaries in the public Service as follows: Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has highlighted security as being in the forefront of the agenda of the Nasarawa State Government , describing security as being in the vantage position of the state as regards the operations of the Officers and men of the Nasarawa state Empowerment Scheme (NAYES) Read More
SPEECH DELIVERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, UMARU TANKO AL-MAKURA, GOVERNOR OFNASARAWA STATE ON THE OCCASION OF THE SWEARING-IN OF THE CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE NASARAWA STATE INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION (NASIEC) AND A PERMANENT SECRETARY, LAFIA: MONDAY, 12TH MARCH, 2018.
It is with a heavy heart and great sense of loss that I am performing this exercise in view of the recent demise of the former Governor of Nasarawa State, Alhaji Aliyu Akwe Doma, OON Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has described death of Alh. Aliyu Akwe Doma of robbing the state of a distinguished elder statesman who impacted positively on the lives of many within and outside the state. Read More
Umaru Al-Makura describes the death of his predecessor, Alhaji Aliyu Akwe-Doma, as a personal loss - Al-Makura was one of the many dignitaries that paid the deceased last respect The governor calls the late Akwe-Doma an advocate of peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance Read More
Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un
2. This is to inform the general public that in the late hours of Tuesday, 6. March, 2018 we received with shock and sense of bereavement but with total submission to the will of Almighty Allah the death of our father, His Excellency, Alhaji Aliyu Akwe Doma, OON (Madauchin Doma), the former Governor of Nasarawa State which sad event occurred in Israel on Tuesday, 6. March, 2018 after a protracted illness.
3. The death of Alhaji Aliyu Akwe Doma is a monumental loss, not only to Doma's family, Doma traditional council but to all people of Nasarawa State and, indeed, Nigeria at large. However, we are consoled by the divine injunction that all mortals must taste death.
4. Governor Aliyu Akwe Doma was a seasoned bureaucrat who rose through the ranks to the coveted position of Permanent Secretary and later Deputy Governor in the then Plateau State. This iconic leader vied for and became the second Executive Governor of Nasarawa State. During his reign as Governor, he transformed the State to the next level of development through his 13-Point Agenda that encapsulated various areas of socio-economic development. These included; Agriculture, Education, Health, Urban Development, Rural Development, Industrialization, Economic Empowerment, Security, Tourism, Solid Mineral Exploration, Civil Service Re-organization, Housing and Cultural Re-orientation.
5. His legacies as a dynamic leader and astute politician exemplified pragmatism, modesty, integrity, accountability, humility, dedication and commitment to the service of the people of Nasarawa State and humanity at large. He would continue to be remembered by these virtues which have written his name in the sand of history.
6. As we continue to mourn this gem, we pray that Almighty Allah will grant the gentle soul of His Excellency, Alhaji Aliyu Akwe Doma Al-jannatul Firdaus.
MOHAMMED HASSAN ABDULLAHI
Secretary to the Government of Nasarawa State 7th March, 2018.
Al-Makura, while presenting the vehicles in Lafia, said that the gesture was part of his governmen's commitment to boost the security architecture of the state in view of the incessant skirmishes. Read More
Nasarawa State Government on Tuesday, donated N200 million to the Nigerian Army to facilitate the construction of its barracks in Doma Local Government Area of the state.
Gov. Umaru Al-Makura announced the donation when he received the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, who paid him a courtesy visit in Lafia.. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has assured the Nigerian Airforce of the state government commitment and support towards the realisation of an Operational Air base in Nasarawa state that would allow they have a base in Nasarawa State. Read More
The Nasarawa State Government says it will empower lower cadre health workers to deliver higher responsibilities than their portfolios suggest.
The government said it hope to boost healthcare services through domestication of a policy document called the "National Task-shifting and Task-sharing" in collaboration with Pathfinder International.Read More
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill for the establishment of the State Electricity Power Agency (NAEPA) to provide constant power supply in the state
Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House, announced the passage of the bill when the Majority Leader, Tanko Tunga (APC-Awe North) moved a motion for the passage during plenary in Lafia. Read More
REMARKS DELIVERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, UMARU TANKO AL-MAKURA, GOVERNOR OF NASARAWA STATE ON THE OCCASION OF INTEGRITY AND SERVICE DINNER-AWARD NITE IN HONOUR OF HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, GCFR, ORGANIZED BY THE NTA INTEGRITY AND SERVICE COMPENDIUM, ABUJA: TUESDAY, 13TH FEBRUARY, 2018
It is with gratitude to God the Almighty that we are here today on the occasion of the Integrity and Service Dinner-Award Nite in honour of our Role Model, our Benefactor, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR Read More
Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State leader of a delegation of the National Economic Council's sub-committee on a fact-finding visit to Nasarawa State has lauded the commitment and efforts of Nasarawa State Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura has placed on security and peace of the nation,Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has described the signing of the Nasarawa 2018 Appropriation Bill as a very historical event that was like no other budget as it would ensure sustainable development in the state, as well as ensure that all that was conceived in the start of the administration and forecasted till the end of the administration would be realized Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has attributed the success of the one day working visit President Muhammadu Buharis to the commitment and sense of patriotism of the people of Nasarawa State. Read More
REMARKS BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, ON THE OCCASION OF THE COMMISSIONING OF COMPREHENSIVE SPECIAL SCHOOL, LAFIA, NASARAWA STATE: TUESDAY, 6TH FEBRUARY, 2018
I am very pleased to be with you here today in Lafia, the Capital of Nasarawa State. I am, indeed, overwhelmed by the warm reception accorded to me.Read More
SPEECH BY GOV. UMARU TANKO AL-MAKURA, ON THE OCCASION OF THE COMMISSIONING OF COMPREHENSIVE SPECIAL SCHOOL, LAFIA
Today marks a watershed in the annals of history of the APC Administration in Nasarawa State as we are honoured to host our political icon, mentor and role mode Read More
President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the Ta'al Model e-Library, the Comprehensive Special School and Model Primary Health Centre and also launched the Community Health Influencers, Promoters and Services (CHIPS) Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has restated the commitment of the Nasarawa State Government towards ensuring a conducive atmosphere for learning is provided at all schools, and ensuring the safety of children in schools.Read More
The Nasarawa State Government says it will distribute 1.6 million Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) to all households as part of efforts to eliminate malaria. Dr Ibrahim Adamu, Director of Public Health, Ministry of Health, made this known when he briefed newsmen in Lafia on Monday. Adamu said that the distribution, which would hold between Feb. 23 and Feb. 27 across the state, was supported by the United States Government through the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa State during a visit by his Kogi State counterpart His Excellency Yahaya Bello at Government House Lafia recently. According to Governor Almakura, the visit of Governor Bello was a "loud testimony of the unity and peace that exists among the APC Governors". He thanked Governor Yahaya Bello for standing up for a united Nigeria. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has made it known that President Muhammadu Buhari has graciously accepted to visit Nasarawa State on the 6th of February 2018. Stating that there are a line of activities put together for Mr, Presidents visit.Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko has appreciated and commended the members of the fact-finding and investigative committees on the activities of the three (3) state owned tertiary institutions in Nasarawa state for a successful completion of the assignment and performing a great service to Nasarawa State. Read More
The Nasarawa state government has applauded the prompt efforts of the Police and other security agencies in stabilizing the tension that arose as a result of the herdsmen and farmers crisis in Benue state. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has commended and appreciated the Dangote Group for their consistent support, care and collaboration with Nasarawa State, as they provide donation of fifty Million Naira to support the efforts of government .Read More
"Workers in Nasarawa state to receive outstanding one month salary by Friday" Speaking to the Press the Chairman Nigerian Labour Congress (Nasarawa State) Abdullahi Adeka disclosed this following a New Year Courtesy Visit to His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura , stating that the visit has brought good things to Nasarawa state workers. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has called on the people of Nasarawa State especially those communities that were home to internally displaced persons to continue be their brothers keepers, tasking them to continue to show hospitality to the 25000 persons who had sort refuge in their communities. Read More
Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on Monday in Lafia inaugurated two 7.5 MVA power injection substation to boost electricity supply to the state capital and environs. While inaugurating the project in company of the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, said it was a dream come true for the people of Lafia and environsRead More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has commended the Honourable Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Barrister Babatunde Raji Fashola, for commencing monthly meetings with stakeholders in states around the country appreciating the huge success and attention the President Mohammadu Buhari led administration had given the power sector Read More
Nasarawa State Government has donated relief materials worth over fifty million naira to the internally displaced persons in the state.
The Deputy Governor explained that the items were procured based on the directive of Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura for IDPs in Awe and Keana, affected by the recent suspected herdsmen invasion of some Tiv communities at the Nasarawa- Benue border. Read More
Speech Delivered By His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Governor Of Nasarawa State On The Occasion Of The Presentation Of The 2018 Fiscal Appropriation Bill To The Nasarawa State House Of Assembly, Lafia: Wednesday, 29th November, 2017Read More
Nasarawa State Government has revealed that modalities have been put in place towards mainstreaming the Nigeria States Health Investment Project (NSHIP) currently being piloted in the State. Read More
The Rt, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi has made it known that the Nasarawa 2018 Appropriation Bill which was presented by His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura to the Nasarawa State House of Assembly has passed the First Reading and would be brought forth for the Second Reading on the 6th of December. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has assured the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps of the continuous support of the Nasarawa state Government towards ensuring their very vital role in securing the lives and assets of the citizenry is sustainedRead More
Speech Delivered By His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura Governor, On The Occasion Of The Official Handing-Over Of Rice Post-Harvest Processing And Marketing Pilot Project (RIPMAPP) Incubation Plant: Thursday 23rd November, 2017
It is with a sense of fulfillment that I address you on this occasion of the official handing-over of the Rice Post-Harvest Processing and Marketing Pilot Project (RIPMAPP) to Lafia Rice Miller and Dealers Association, taking place here in Lafia, the State capital. Read More
Address Delivered By His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, The Governor Of Nasarawa State On The Occasion Of The Commissioning Of Umaru Tanko Al-Makura Lecture Hall, Federal University, Lafia: Thursday, 23rd November, 2017
Today marks a watershed in the annals of history of my life as we are gathered here to commission a newly constructed twin 500-Seater Lecture Hall christened Umaru Tanko Al-makura Lecture Hall. Indeed, this is a historic occasion that will remain indelible in my life; to wake up with the realization that this state-of-the-art edifice was named after my humble self. Read More
HHis Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has assured the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of the commitment , support , collaboration and partnership towards the success of their explorative activities in Nasarawa StateRead More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has warned the Interim Management Committee Chairmen of Nasarawa State that their acceptance of the position is acceptance to serve the people. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has expressed the readiness of the Government of Nasarawa state to collaborate with the American Embassy in the areas of Special Education, Empowerment, Real Estate and Smart City Advances. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has highlighted sports as a major component towards curtailing youth restiveness by creating conducive environment engaging youth in sporting activities.Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has given the assurance of the Nasarawa state Government towards compliance and support toward effective immunization and eradication of polio in the Nigeria.
Gov. Almakura gave the assurance as he received the Northern Traditional Rulers Committee on Primary Health Care led by His Eminence Sultan of Sokoto HRH Mohaamad Sa'ad Abubakar Read More
SPEECH DELIVERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, UMARU TANKO AL-MAKURA, GOVERNOR OF NASARAWA STATE, ON THE OCCASION OF THE SWEARING-IN OF THREE HIGH COURT JUDGES, HEAD OF CIVIL SERVICE AND SPECIAL ADVISER TO THE GOVERNOR, LAFIA, AND THE GROUND BREAKING / FOUNDATION LAYING STONE OF THE MULTI-MILLION NAIRA HIGH COURT COMPLEX: TUESDAY, 17TH OCTOBER, 2017 Read More
His Excellency, the Governor of Nasarawa State, Umar Tanko Al-makura, in continuation of Nasarawa State Government's policy to ensure payment of pensioners their entitlements, has approved the 4th in the series of the payment of retirement benefits to Local Government retirees, who retired from service before 2011. Thus, the following beneficiaries are to report to Nasarawa State Pension Bureau with the following documents for payment from Wednesday 11th October 2017.
National Identification Card or Valid Driver's License or Voter Card
Original copy of Retirement Letter
Two recent coloured Passport Photographs.
Abdullahi Sani Oseze Director-General
List of Beneficiaries
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has described the micro-grant scheme by the Dangote Foundation as a very well thought out programme that would go a long way towards helping help the people it was targeted to reach. Gov. Almakura made this known as he received Zouera Youssoufou MD/CEO Dangote Foundation and the Mr. A. A. Sule MD Dangote Sugar and other members of the Dangote group who were in the state to brief him on the micro-grant scheme by the Dangote Foundation Read More
It is my honour to specially welcome Amb. (Dr.) C.W. Wigwe, who is the provost and team leader of Course 26 on Geo-Strategic Study Tour of Nasarawa State from the National Defence College, Abuja. Similarly, I welcome other directing staff and the Course participants to the State who are here to appraise the efforts of Government as it relates to the theme of this year’s Study Tour Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has expressed gratitude to renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi for his visit to Nasarawa State appreciating the prayers and blessing he wished on the state and its people. Full Story
The Nasarawa State Government and Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of a world-class research laboratory for viral epidemics. Read More
Briefing the Press His Excellency the Deputy Governor Hon. Silas Ali Agara assured the public that the Government was on top of the issues, stating that the lives and property of the citizen is the top most priority, people should go about their normal businesses and activities as everything was okay and under control. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has called the attention of the Federal Government on the need for the Federal Government to continue the Awe - Tunga road and the Kwandere - Keffi road embarked upon by the Nasarawa State Government due to their importance to the State and the nation. Full Story
Nasarawa State Government has signed a MOU which would provide a performance based grant of $500,000 to strengthen Primary Health Care Systems in the state with bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has expressed the readiness of the the Nasarawa State Government to partner with the Turlip International College in improving the quality of education in Nasarawa state. Full Story
His Excellency, Umaru Tanko AI-makura, the Governor of Nasarawa State has approved the posting of Permanent Secretaries in the State Public Service as follows: Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has thanked and commended the people of Nasarawa State for the support and followership they have recently been giving to the administration, which has enabled the administration carryout its plans and projects for the state and its people. Read More
Nasarawa State Government has appealed for the establishment of more forward operation bases to be sited in Nasarawa state as support towards improving on the security situation in the State
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura made this known when he paid a courtesy visit on the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai at the Army Headquarters in Abuja. Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has expressed the readiness of the Nasarawa State Government to enhance its relationship with the Peoples Republic of China and its provinces. Governor Almakura's made the aim of strengthen relations the highlight of his visit the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria Zhau Pingjan at the Chinese Embassy Abuja. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has expressed the administrations readiness to welcome investors into the ongoing plan of the Nasarawa state Government to develop smart cities , by ensuring new layouts such as the 13,000 hectre Gurku-Kabusu City Project and restructuring plans for existing townships to confrere with the smart city concept. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has affirmed his Administration's commitment to protect the sanctity of the Traditional Institution, aimed at extolling their roles as the conscience of the society. Full Story
The twenty second Emir of Karshi, Alhaji Dr Muhammad Sani Bako the third has been urged to be steadfast in the delivery of his duties. His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura made this known at the installation and presentation of a first class staff of office to the monarch. Read More
The contribution of the traditional institution in ensuring unity among the diverse institution in Nigeria cannot be misconstrued. Gov Umaru Tanko Almakura said this at the presentation of a first class staff of office to the Emir of Keffi, Dr Shehu Chindo Yamusa the third Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has commended the Federal University Lafia for being one of the most peaceful, most stable learning environments in the country. Full Story
Nasarawa State Government says it has commenced plans to complete the abandoned yam conditioning centre in Keffi Local Government Area to boost exportation in line with the Federal Government’s initiative. Read More
Governor Umaru Almakura of Nasarawa state has confirmed the receipt of 4.5 billion Naira Paris club refund for disbursement to civil servants in the state. Read More
THis Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura called on the people of Keana to continue to with their peaceful nature as it will be their legacy when they will be called upon, reminding them from everything is preordained, from God we come and to him we shall all return. Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has pledged to totally implement the report by the Task Force to Verify Land in Greater Karu Area, declaring that the government would not relent in prosecution of all identified speculators and illegal developers. Read More
Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State says government will henceforth arrest and prosecute individuals and groups engaging in hate speeches capable of breaching the peace of the state. Read More
The Nasarawa State Deputy Governor has made it known that the state government was to make it mandatory for all NAYES participants to partake in an area of technical education to boost their capacity and allow them get some on the job educational training which would encourage youths around the state on the need for technical education Full Story
The Chairman of CIG Motors, distributors of GAC Motor cars in Nigeria, Chief Diana Chan has lauded the Nasarawa State Government for its pro-activity and developmental potentials, stressing that she was ready to work with the state government to bring even more investors in to the state. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has appreciated all citizens of Nasarawa State for their resilience in ensuring that we have a united Nasarawa state , where we are our brothers keeper. Read More
The Nasarawa State Government is set to distribute another round of relief materials worth millions of Naira to over 50 communities affected by communal crisis that rendered thousands of people homeless across the state. Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has tasked the Karu Community to see the creation of the chiefdom as a basis for further cooperation with other communities, reminding them that Karu is not just the gateway to the federal Capital ,but a sanctuary that houses a lot of other nationals from vast cultures who reside and transact their daily activities in the FCT. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has described the agreement signing with the Dangote Group as a fall out of deliberate Government Policies to attract private investment by providing avenues for ease of doing business and complement the faith Dangote Group have in the potentials of the Nasarawa State. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has expressed the need to be proactive towards ensuring that Nasarawa State remains peaceful and accommodative to all the citizens of the state Full Story
His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Almakura has commended the management of the Ak-Ay Elektrick for their dedication to work and wanting to keep to the timeline for completion of the Akruba 330KVA substation which would greatly benefit Nasarawa State in the area of power supply. Read More
As part of the democracy day celebrations, the Governor of Nasarawa State Umaru Tanko Almakura today granted reprieve to about 68 prisoners across all the prison formations in the state. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has urged current and past political appointees to be dedicated to the vision of a better Nasarawa State. Full Story
Alh Bala Ibrahim Galadima has emerged the new Sakin Tunga following the election by the Tunga king makers , ratification by the Nasarawa state Traditional Council and final approval by the Executive Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has urged the corps members to harness the opportunities the NYSC heralds and dedicate their time to the service of their father land so as to impact to national life. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has reaffirmed the commitment of the Nasarawa state Government towards meeting the housing deficit in Karu Area of the state to ensure affordable housing for all. Full Story
The President of Beidou Corporation Mrs Jin Chuan and some of her colleagues from China getting soil samples from farmland in Awe, Obi and Doma to test and know the right kind of fertilizer that would be suitable for the best yield in those areas. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has expressed the readiness of the Nasarawa State Government to expand and rehabilitate the existing fertilizer blending plants Aaround the state as a means of job creation and increasing agricultural yield in the State. Read More
I feel honoured and privileged to be part of the grand occasion of today, the 5th Combined Convocation Ceremony of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi. It is exciting that this convocation is coming up after over 8years since the last one. I have great admiration for the emphasis this institution places on life-long learning and development, positive engagement with the community, developing leadership skills, qualities that will positively impact not only in Nasarawa State alone but Nigeria at large. Continue Reading
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has made it known that the Nasarawa state Government was partnering with the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) toward the establishment of an Institute of Technical Education that would have the objective of youth empowerment skill acquisition, as well as promote science and technology, Full Story
Gov. Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has nominated the Emir of Keffi, Shehu Usman-Yamusa III Ph D., as the Chancellor of the State University in Keffi.
The Deputy Majority leader of the state House of Assembly, Daniel Ogazi, read the governor's letter conveying the nomination on the floor of the House in Lafia on Tuesday. Read More
His Excellency, Deputy Governor Silas Ali Agara, has assured Resilience In Ground Water Supply System (RIGSS) a team of experts from the University of Cardiff, UK visiting Nigeria on a pilot study in three States i.e. Lagos, Nasarawa & Maiduguri of the of full support of the Nasarawa State Government Read More
His Excellency, Hon. Silas Ali Agara, Deputy Governor, Nasarawa State during a visit to site of ongoing installation & construction of Power Sub-Station at Akurba, Lafia recently.
Hon. Agara was there to inspect the pace of the work which has since swung into high gear as the heavy equipment and engineers were seen at the site , which has since become a beehive of activity . Full Story
The Some members of the Nasarawa State delegation to China His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura. the SSG Barr. Mohammed Hassan Abdullahi and the Commissioner of Commerce Hon. Tanko Abdullahi Zubairu during a tour of the 2000 MW HYPEC Ezhou Coal-Fired Power Plant at Ezhou located in Hubei Province, China. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has affirmed the readiness of the Nasarawa State Government and people towards attracting international investment and partnership in various sectors of the Nasarawa State economy.
Gov. Almakura made this known as he presented the investment potentials of the State at the first Nigeria-China Governors Business and Investment Forum holding Guangzhou, China. Read More
Gov. Umar Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, has approved the release of N300 million for the payment of gratuity to retirees and death benefits to families of deceased civil servants in the state. Mr Thomas Ogiri, the Head of Service (HoS) in the state, made this disclosure while addressing newsmen on Monday in Lafia. Ogiri explained that the fund was sourced from the Paris club remittance fund which accrued to the state. He said the gesture was to alleviate the sufferings and pains of citizens in view of the current economic realities. According to Ogiri, beneficiaries include, widows and widowers, the sick and the aged; as well as people living with disabilities. He said a committee had been constituted to ensure the success of the distribution of cheques to beneficiaries as from April 12 in Lafia. "All the state beneficiaries are expected to check their names on the notice board of the HoS office, the state Pension Bureau, secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners and the Lafia city hall," he said. Ogiri urged beneficiaries to come along with their National Identity Cards, original copies of their letters of retirement or letter of administration for the deceased persons and two coloured passport photographs for verification. He reiterated the governor's commitment to the welfare of pensioners, adding that in view of the current economic situation, it would be done quarterly. Ogiri, however, called for the understanding and support of all retired officers. See List of Beneficiaries
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has called for the renewed exploration of coal to be used for power generation and desk officers put in place to register where minerals are mined instead of where they are processed or sold.
Gov. Almakura made this call as he received the delegation led by the Hon. Minister of Solid Minerals Dr. Fayemi John Kayode and the Minister of State for Solid Minerals Hon. Bawa Bwari Abubakar and staff of the Ministry at the Government House Lafia . He described the Minister as the man Nasarawa is waiting for , as the Federal Government has put his Ministry in the forefront in finding ways to diversify the economy so as to ensure Nigerian have other opportunities.
Thanking him for the visit which he said had given encouragement that the state could not only help the Federal Government in diversification but also help the state and our people by opening prosperity to every home, he described their coming with the policy trust they put forward as giving the state great optimism that the future will be very very bright. Read More
Nasarawa State Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura tasks newly commissioned Nasarawa State Youth Empowerment (NAYES) Marshals to be committed to the nation as the carry out their civic duties for which the scheme was founded. Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has described today as a day of joy to the people of Nasarawa state as the engineers from the Nigerian National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) were in the state to start off the project of dropping the 330 line in Nasarawa State (Akurba) so Nasarawa state would also join the league of states that would enjoy steady power supply. Read More
The Exco Meeting was presided over by the State Governor His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura , the Deputy Governor His Excellency Hon. Silas Ali Agara was in attendance with the SSG Barr. Mohammed Hassan Abdullahi, the Head of Service Mr. Thomas Ogiri and all serving Honorable Commissioners. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has assured the Chairman and management of Dangote Group of the support, participation and security of the Government and people of Nasarawa State towards ensuring the success of the planned investment of the Dangote group in Nasarawa State. Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has assured the international Community of the readiness of the Nasarawa state Government to provide any needed assistance to prospective investors willing to invest in Nasarawa state.
Gov. Almakura made this known as he received His Excellency the British High Commissioner to Nigeria Mr. Paul Thomas Arkwright who led a British delegation on a visit to the Government House Lafia. Full Story
Speech Delivered by His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-makura, Governor of Nasarawa State, on the Occasion of The Inauguration of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Service Commission, Local Government Service Commission, State Universal Basic Education Board, Muslim and Christian Pilgrims Welfare Boards, Lafia: Monday, 13th March, 2017 Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura meets with team from World Bank on Primary Health Care (PHC) Delivery as Nasarawa State commissions 19 vehicles and 65 motorcycles for use by the Nasarawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NAPHDA) today was a good day for Nasarawa State. Read More
The Nasarawa state Government has expressed its willingness to partner with Chinese Companies willing to come and work with the state in the areas of agriculture, hydro power, mining and construction. Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has lauded the Mada Nation for their contributions to the development of Nasarawa State, and the huge support they have given the administration. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has made it known that the five (5) E-Libraries constructed and furnished by the Nasarawa State Government would soon start work and the Government will construct an Ultra-Modern Mega Exam Center that would enable hundreds of persons sit for National Examinations at a time. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has made it known that the state Government was donating a structure within the Three Arms Zone of the State to the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to serve as the new Police Headquarters For the Nasarawa State Command of the Police Full Story
The Minister of Solid Minerals Dr. Kayode Fayemi has highlighted that the Federal Government has made the harnessing and development of the vast abundant solid minerals found in Nasarawa state part of its focus for 2017 and was current working on data collection within the state. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has restated his administration',s commitment towards up lifting the standard of education in Nasarawa State, by ensuring that all schools are rehabilitated to ensure a conducive learning environment. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has commended the leadership and members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly for their speedy passage of the 2017 Appropriation Bill. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has swore-in 9 new members of the State Executive Council charging them to ensure they think outside the box and come with fresh ideas that would move the state forward. Read More
The Wife of the President Her Excellency Aisha Buhari has commended the efforts of the Nasarawa State First Lady Haj. Salamatu Tanko Almakura for her efforts in touching the lives of women and children in Nasarawa State, by graduating 300 participants sending them back to their communities with new skills, knowledge and mindset to create a better, healthier and more productive lives for themselves and their communities.
Mrs. Buhari represented by Dame Pauline Tallen at the 6th Graduation Ceremony of the Mother and Child Care Enhancement Foundation (MCCEF) praised the scheme for producing more enlightened mothers who would in turn raise enlightened children as well as reduce poverty. Full Story
In furtherance to the determination of the present administration to realize
its development objectives, His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Governor of Nasarawa State has approved the appointment of the
following as Chairman and Members of the Nasarawa
State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board:
a. Rev. Markus Shammah - Chairman
b. Christopher Jatau - Member
c. Danladi Uta Vakpa - Member
d. Mr. Philp Audu - Member
e. Mr. Daniel Ayewa - Member
2. His Excellency wishes them success in their new assignments.
Barr. Mohammed Hassan Abdullahi
Secretary to the State Government
17th February, 2017.Full Story
In furtherance to the determination of the present administration to realize its development objectives, His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Governor of Nasarawa State has approved the appointment of the following as Chairman and Members of the Nasarawa State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board:
a. Mallam Moh'd Umar Ubangari - Chairman
b. Abdullahi Limamin Gabas - Member
c. Ibrahim u. Audu Nunku - Member
d. Mallama Aisha Ibrahim Madayana - Member
e. Alh. Umaru Abubakar Umaisha - Member
2. His Excellency wishes them success in their new assignments.
Barr. Mohammed Hassan Abdullahi
Secretary to the State Government
17th February, 2017.Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has sworn in Barr. Mohammed Hassan Abdullahi as the new Nasarawa State Secretary to the State Government and Mr. Thomas Ogiri as the new Head of the Civil Service. Full Story
The Nasarawa State Executive Council has met under the leadership of His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura where council discussed on some issues that were pertinent to the development and strengthen the administration. Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura in a high profile meeting with the Minister of Environment Hon. Ibrahim Usman Jibrin, Commissioner of Lands Hon. Sonny Agassi , Special Adviser Projects Hon. Mohammed Wada, SSA Banking Hon. Aliyu Abdulkadir, SA Special Duties Mohammed Sarki Nuhu and Special Projects Consultant Arc. Shehu Tukur where they met with the Nasarawa Development Platform Consultants led by Dr. Kamal Azar MD of Siraj Holdings who have been the major backbone behind the huge achievements the state Government has recorded in land administration. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has made it known that the Army Remembrance Day was a day to reflect on the sacrifices of our soldiers and the unity of our country. Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has expressed hope that the long standing problem between the Fulani herdsmen and the Agatu farmers of Benue may finally be at an end, as they have had very useful meetings with the Fulani leadership of the areas involved who were now ready to come to the table and discuss the solutions. Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has assured the people of Keana of the government's resolve to support Keana LGA and ensure speedy completion of road projects Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has described Hon. Wadada as a wonderful addition to the All Progressive Congress (APC) and a politician equal to the task of running for any office he chooses. Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has commended the leadership and members of the Tripartite Committee set up to look into and resolve the impasse between the Government and the Organized Labour. Full Story
His Excellency Umaru has made it known that Nasarawa State has accessed the sum of eight billion, four hundred million Naira (N8.4) as Paris Club over deduction refund which would be shared with the state receiving N5.4 billion and the Local Governments receiving N3 billion. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura during an inspection visit to the ongoing road/bridge project around Karu International Market and Angwan Hasimu in Karu. Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura Governor of Nasarawa State during a condolence visit to His Excellency Governor Udoms Gabriel Emmanuel who narrowly escaped death during the collapse of a Church. Full Story
Speech Delivered by His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Al-makura, Governor of Nasarawa State on the Occasion of the Presentation of the 2017 Fiscal Appropriation Bill to the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Lafia: Wednesday, 14th December, 2016 Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has described the former leader of Cuba late Fidel Castro as a great world leader, motivator and a true man of the people whose contributions would never be forgotten. Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has tasked the Revenue Mobilization to correct the revenue due to Nasarawa state so as to enable Nasarawa State take its rightful place on the allocation table and meet up with its huge responsibility of housing a majority of FCT workers Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has made it known the Nasarawa State Government will enhance the collaboration between it and Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), for improved healthcare delivery. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has expressed the commitment of the Nasarawa State Government towards bringing to book the attackers of the Chinese Miners that led to the death of a Chinese Miner and 3 Nigerians including a police escort. Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has warned against the Indiscriminate dumping of refuse and waste on the railway lines and the water ways within the Nasarawa State capital , which has become the common occurrence around Lafia. Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has attributed prudence, accountability, transparency the fear of God as the secrets to the success of his administration since he entered office which have been the articles of faith that guide the running of his government Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has commended the Nigerian Police Force for their efforts at ensuring peace in Nasarawa State and upholding law and order in Nasarawa state. Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has given his assurance toward ensuring that the women of Nasarawa State get the Federal Government empowerment loans to be provided by the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration in fulfillment of the 2015 campaign promises to the people. Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has described the players of Nasarawa United as heroes for their wonderful performance in the Federations Cup where they lost out in the finals to FC Ifeanyi Ubah Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura commended the efforts of the Minister Of Water Resources Engr . Suleiman H. Adamu for the visible transformation in the ministry of water resources , stating that since his coming on board the activities of the ministry have been committed to the goals it was set up for , further stating that couldn’t have been a better time than now that agriculture has become the focus of the administration. Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has affirmed that the choice of Nasarawa among the states for the study tour by of the Course 39 participants of the Armed Force Command and Staff College, Jaij is not out of place saying it would go a long way towards entrenching the value of governance. Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has described the loss of the former Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki as a great loss to the nation and the people.h Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has stated that as an administration that is a product of the rule of law, his administration would continue to work with the Judiciary to ensure the rule of law is upheld by those charged to lead it. Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has commended His Excellency former Head of State Gen. Dr. Yakubu Gowon for his love and concern for Nigeria which has preoccupied his time as he has worked for more unified and prayerful Nigeria. Full Story
His Excellency, Umaru Tanko Almakura,during his recent trip to China led a government delegation which included Hon Tanko Tunga, Majority Leader, NSHA, the Hon. Commissioner of Commerce, Haruna Iliya Osegba, the State APC Chairman, Philips Tatari Shekwo and the Senior Special Assistant Banking and Finance, Aliyu Abdulkadir. Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has lauded the Cuban Government for its firm stand on health related issues and expressed the readiness of Nasarawa State to partner Cuba in the areas of healthcare and agriculture Read More
SPEECH DELIVERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, UMARU TANKO AL-MAKURA, GOVERNOR OF NASARAWA STATE, ON THE OCCASION OF THE CELEBRATION OF THE 56TH ANNIVERSARY OF NIGERIA’S INDEPENDENCE AND THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CREATION OF NASARAWA STATE, LAFIA: SATURDAY, 1ST OCTOBER, 2016 Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has called on all citizens of the State the see the 20th Anniversary of the state as the beginning of better thing to come for the state . Full Story
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has hoped to revive the reading culture and out of school learning by students within Nasarawa State, as well as provide them with some socio economic potential that would move and invigorate them when not it school environments. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura with His Excellency Silas Ali Agara during the commissioning of the Multi Million Naira Nasarawa Eggon Water Project that would bring relief to the people of Nasarawa Eggon Township and environs by providing 1000s of gallons of drinkable water that would be pumped daily. Read More
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has reaffirmed his commitment towards repositioning and strengthening civil service for optimum performance.
This was made known during the swearing in Ceremony of the Newly Reconstituted Nasarawa State Civil Service Commission , Appointment of Permanent Secretary and Auditor General for the Local Government. Read More
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
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
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
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