The Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule rejoices with our Christian brothers and sisters in Nasarawa State and the country at large on the occasion of the 2021 Easter festivities.
Governor Sule expressed appreciation to God for the gift of life and the opportunity of another celebration as well as for the relative peace in the state.
He said “the period of Easter is one for deeper reflection and a time for all to rededicate to the service of God and love to humanity.”
He further urges all “Christians in the state not to loose sight of the reason for the celebration, and to strive to emulate the virtues of Christ.”
Engr. Sule calls for peaceful coexistence between Christians and people of other faiths, insisting “it is the fundamental ingredient for our collective growth and development as a state and a nation.”
The Governor also urges adherence to the Covid 19 advisory as a safe guard against the Corona virus while reiterating his government’s resolve to deploy every resource necessary to the security of lives and property.
Governor Abdullahi Sule wishes all the good people of Nasarawa state a peaceful and rewarding Easter celebration.
This is just as the governor noted that with Nasarawa State selected to be the pilot state for the National Livestock Transformation Programme (NLTP), the prolonged conflicts between farmers and herdsmen, will soon be resolved.
Earlier, Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator (Dr.) George Akume, in a keynote address, said the Federal Government, has adopted a paradigm shift in its approach to national security.
According to the minister, the present administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari, places emphasis on the people and not the state, aimed at enhancing the social wellbeing of the citizens.
“Community safety and human security links to the human development approach, which is about expanding the richness of human life, rather than simply the richness of the economy,” Senator Akume said.
To this end, the minister said the implementation committee on community safety and human security programme, is prepared to work with relevant security institutions, stakeholders and in-state actors, in expanding the narrative and intelligence for community safety.
The visit afforded the Governor the opportunity to once again thank the Commanding Officer and his men for their efforts in working with the state in securing lives and property.
Governor Sule also condoles with the brigade over the loss of some its men in the line of duty.
He also met with the widows of the deceased officers assuring them that their sacrifices will not be in vain.
The Nasarawa State Government is partnering with the Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN), as well as the Keystone Bank, in a bid to revive the now rested Nasarawa Transport Service.
Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, announced this while hosting a delegation from PAN and Keystone Bank, led by the Chairman of Pan, Hon. Ahmed Aliyu Wadada, at the Government House, on Tuesday.
According to the Governor, his administration will partner with the two organizations because Nasarawa State without a transport company is handicapped.
To this end, Engineer Sule directed the Secretary to the Government of Nasarawa State, Muhammad Ubandoma Aliyu, to constitute a committee comprising officials from the state Ministry of Works and the Managing Director of the Nasarawa State Investment Company, Barrister Ibrahim Abdullahi, alongside some members of his team, which will liaise with the partners for the project to commence immediately.
The Governor announced the readiness of his administration to kick-start the restoration of the state transport system by the modest purchase of at least 30 vehicles, two for each of the 13 local government areas and the remainder for long distance travel.
“I believe these kinds of things cannot wait because they are for the good of the state,” he stated.
While commending both the Chairman of PAN and the Keystone Bank Executive Director, Northern region, for their commitment and devotion to making Nasarawa State efficient, Engineer Sule appreciated Keystone Bank for being a wonderful friend and partner, having assisted the state in so many areas, including the Corporate Social Responsibility that saw the bank renovate some schools in the state.
The Governor urged members of the team to undertake an inspection tour of some facilities belonging to the Nasarawa State Transport Service, particularly its workshop, as well as the site of ongoing construction of the Lafia Mega Bus Terminal.
Engineer Sule promised to reserve a space for the transport company at the two new mega bus terminals being constructed in Karu and Lafia.
“It’s indeed a thing of joy for us that the two ambassadors of Nasarawa State, are leading the pack to ensure that we revive our Nasarawa State transport service,” an elated Governor Sule said.
Earlier, leader of the delegation and Chairman of PAN, Hon Wadada, expressed willingness of the team to support the state government resuscitate the state transport company, towards making life easier, convenient and cheap for its citizens.
“And for everything that has to do with the success of this government, the betterment of the citizens of Nasarawa State, we will not relent in bringing to the table, the values that we have,” the PAN Chairman said.
Hon. Wadada explained that, in bringing the needed values to the table, for the government to achieve its set objectives for the good of the citizens of Nasarawa State, PAN will provides the vehicles while Keystone Bank will fund the project.