Posts Tagged ‘Nasarawa State’
September 9, 2012
Nasarawa state is the home of solid minerals. As at last count there are one hundred and fourteen mineral deposits that have not only been detected but in commercial quantities that are being idle and wasting due to government negligence and non-challant attitude to explore other means of revenue generation. Several successive governments both at federal and states have been paying lip service to the sector that has the potential of putting the country at par with its contemporaries like China, South Africa amongst others that have comparative advantages and really utilizing them for their growth and development. The dependence on oil as the main source of revenue for government at the detriment of other more viable sectors that are environmentally friendly is greatly affecting us as a nation that is in need for speedy development to enable it be one of the 20 greatest economy lies by the year 2020. All known minerals that occur i...
September 6, 2012
For Nasarawa state governor Umaru Tanko Almakura, the provision of social amenities especially the construction of roads amongt others has remained a top priority of the administration. Since his emergence as the governor of the state, this sector has continued to remain a cardinal point in view of its importance to the socio economic well-being in a state that has longed for development. Despite the huge liabilities that tied down him on taking up, Almakura see them as challenges, not impediments to provide the needed infrastructural development for the state .“We have refused to be tied down by the huge liabilities, but to consider them as challenges in the course of our development drive, he said. Governor Almakura had earlier promised to open up the state to enhance its economic fortunes. One of the surest ways was to open up the vast lands of the state for movement of goods and services as Nasarawa state is predominantly...
September 5, 2012
By Habibu Umar Aminu Continuity as agitated by many is the surest way of providing the needed impetus for sustained growth and development which was recently examplified in Nasarawa State by the Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura. On assumption of office, Governor Almakura promised to complete all abandoned projects of his predecessor the immediate past governor, Alhaji Aliyu Akwe Doma. As such, this was informed recently when the street lamps along the city’s main roads were pulled down for upgrading and subsequent re-installment. Other new ones of higher technology were erected in areas that hitherto had none. Most people are asking as to the rationale behind the removal. According to the acting General Manager of the state Urban Development Board (NUDB) Egr. Edward Daudu in a chat with newsmen in Lafia, the previous PDP government had spent close to 545 million Naira on the contract that went through series of problems at its ini...