‘No governor wants direct control of solid minerals’

The Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Sule, has said that no state governor wants to change the ownership of solid minerals, which is the exclusive preserve of the Federal Government. He made this known while playing host to the Minister of Steel and Mines Development, Architect Olamilekan Adegbite, who was on a courtesy call at the Lafia Government House. “We want it to remain the way it is – under the control of the Federal Government. And that’s the same way all my colleagues, I strongly believe, feel, but we just need to know what is happening,” he said. Governor Sule said the state could not continue to claim to be the ‘Home of Solid Minerals’ without knowing what’s happening in the solid minerals industry.

NASARAWA STATE GOVERNMENT OBSERVED INTER-DENOMINATIONAL SERVICE IN HONOUR OF OUR FALLEN HEROES/ ARMED FORCES REMEMBRANCE DAY

The Armed Forces and Remembrance Day celebration is an annual event organized to honour members of the Nigerian Armed Forces who fought in the first and second World Wars, and those who served or are still serving in various peace support operations worldwide as well as those who fought in the Nigerian civil war.

The Day is to celebrate both the dead and the living heroes including all those who suffered various deprivations as a result of wars.It is on this premise that His Excellency, Dr. Emmanuel Agbadu Akabe, Deputy Governor Nasarawa State led State delegation on behalf of his Principal, Engr. A.A. Sule to the Inter-Denomination Service in honour of our fallen heroes @ ERCC Glory Land, off Shendam Road Lafia.

His Excellency admonished citizens to be of good virtuous and celebrates these heroes who fought for the betterment of one Nigeria.

TRADERS TO BE RELOCATE TO TEMPORARY SITE BEFORE WORK COMMENCE ON NASARAWA-EGGON MODERN MARKET, SAYS ENGINEER SULE

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule has assured traders operating at the burnt market in Nasarawa Eggon of adequate arrangement to relocate them to a temporary site before the commencement of the construction of a modern market to replace the old market.Engineer Sule gave the assurance when a delegation led by leaders of the traders’ association paid him a courtesy call at the Government House on Wednesday.

The Governor said that the decision to build the modern market was collectively taken with political and community leaders from the area, stressing that no trader will be made to suffer unnecessary hardship as a result of the exercise.

Engineer Sule further assured the traders that even though government intends to construct a modern market in Nasarawa-Eggon, work on the project will not start until adequate arrangement has been put in place to relocate them to a temporary site where they will continue with their daily activities to earn their living.

He disclosed that he has since instructed the chairman of Nasarawa-Eggon Local Government Council, Mohammed Danladi, to locate a temporary site for the traders where they will continue with their activities pending the completion of the project.He disclosed that he has since instructed the chairman of Nasarawa-Eggon Local Government Council, Mohammed Danladi, to locate a temporary site for the traders where they will continue with their activities pending the completion of the project.“I will not allow the construction of the market to commence without ensuring that you have alternative site to carry on with your daily activities,” the Governor stated.

Engineer Sule expressed desire to see the project completed in good time for him to personally oversee the allocation of stalls at the new market.

He however warned trouble rousers who would want to benefit financially from the project by instigating crisis to steer clear as his administration will not entertain any attempt to short change the people.

The Governor equally sensitized the traders on the need to accept to pay prescribed levies to government on completion of the market.

Earlier, in their opening remarks, Chairman of the traders’ association, Sule Adu, represented by the secretary of the group, Augustine Achuku, informed the Governor about their fear of being displaced from the market without an alternative where they will continue with their trading activities.

It will be recalled that only recently, a section of the Nasarawa-Eggon market was burnt following which Engineer Sule promised to give the town a facelift by constructing a modern market to replace the old market.

Engineer Sule attends one year prayer for late Emir of Lafia

His Excellency, Engineer Abdullahi Sule on Friday morning, attended the one year prayer session organized by the Lafia Emirate Council, under the leadership of the Emir of Lafia, His Royal Highness, Justice Mohammed Sidi Bage (rtd), in honour of the late Emir of Lafia, HRH Alhaji Isa Mustapha Agwai I, who passed on to the great beyond on January 9, 2019.

Engineer Sule joined other religious leaders to pray for the repose of the soul of the departed traditional ruler, as well as other traditional rulers that passed to the great beyond.

The Governor equally prayed for leaders from across the country and Nasarawa State, particularly, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and Senator Umaru Tanko Al-makura, amongst others.

He expressed appreciation to the Emir of Lafia, HRH Justice Mohammed Sidi Bage for organizing the prayer session in honour of the late HRH Alhaji Isa Mustapha Agwai I.