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Nasarawa renews commitment to rural devt

The Nasarawa State Government has reiterated its commitment to initiate more infrastructure programmes that will have direct bearing on the lives of rural dwellers in the state.

Abdullahi Sule
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State

Alhaji Mustapha Yahuza, the Director-General, Nasarawa State Bureau for Rural Development, gave the assurance on Friday, August 20, 2021 when he led his management team before the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on NASIEC, Mutilateral Cooperative and Community Development

He said that the state government had constructed many rural roads to improve on the lives of the rural dwellers and other citizens.

“We have constructed Assakio/Obi Road, Angoro/ Bassa Road, Kanji to Ihuma Road, Awe to Baure Road, amongst others.

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“This is to improve on the standard of living of our rural dwellers as the importance of road construction to the development of our people and the society at large cannot be overemphasised,” he said.

Yahuza appreciated the House for supporting the activities of the bureau to succeed and called for its sustenance.

The director-general lauded Gov. Abdullahi Sule for prioritising rural development in the state.

Earlier, Alhaji Mohammed Okpoku, the Chairman, House of Assembly Committee on NASIEC, Mutilateral Cooperative and Community Development, said they had decided to invite the bureau in order to know their 2021 budget performance.

Okpoku (APC Udege/Loko Constituency) commended the state government for developing rural areas and called for its sustenance.

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He said the committee would support the bureau to succeed.

Okpoku reassured of his commitment to support government policies and programmes aimed at improving on the lots of the people of the state, especially at the grassroots levels.

Similarly, Mr Saidu Ahmed, General Manager, Nasarawa State Community and Social Development Agency (NSCSDA), led his management team to appear before the committee.

The committee chairman urged them to be up and doing in initiating projects that would have direct bearing on the lives of the people across the state.

He commended the governor for giving attention to rural development in the state.

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