Linus Oota , Lafia
Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, on Monday, swore in the newly-elected local government chairmen in 13 local government areas of the state.
He charged them to be hardworking and transparent in the management of resources put in their care.
Governor Al-Makura stated this at the Government House, Lafia while swearing in 13 elected local government chairmen.
He told them that they were coming on board at a time the people expected much, urging them not to disappoint those who elected them.
According to him, “I call on you, therefore, to justify this confidence by turning around the fortunes of your respective local government areas
“You must, therefore, uphold the virtues of this administration anchored on the principles of transparency, accountability, probity and above all, prudence in the management of public resources” he said
He also commended the chairman of Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) Mr. Henry Omaku, commissioners and the entire staff of the commission for conducting free, fair and credible elections.
He describe the council election as one of the freest so far in recent time in the state.
“The commission conducted one of the acclaimed freest and fairest local government election in our recent history on Saturday, 26th May 2018” Governor Al-Makura said
Meanwhile , the Speaker of the state house of assembly Hon Balarabe Abdullahi who led members of the state assembly to the inauguration were denied entrance into the government house by security personnel attached to government house.
Our correspondent who witness the drama gathered that after fruitless phone calls to no avail, they turned back and drove to the assembly.
Speaking to our correspondent, chief press secretary to the Speaker, Jibrin Gonna expressed shock over the incident and wondered why the whole speaker of the assembly who is number three in the state will be denied entrance to government house by security personnel.
The state commissioner for Information Barr Usman Shehu could not pick his calls for comment over the matter when our correspondent made effort to reach him.