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I will reclaim Nasarawa state assets sold, if elected – Maku

The Nasarawa State Governorship Candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Labaran Maku, said he would reclaim all the assets of the state sold by the present government if elected the governor of the state in 2019.

He made the revelations in a meeting with members and stakeholders of APGA in Doma Local Government Area last Friday.

Maku, who was a onetime Minister of Information and the National Secretary of APGA, said the state is not for sale hence his decision to reclaim all common wealth of the state sold to individuals.

The APGA, candidate also said that the assets were the inherence of properties shared from Plateau when the state was created in 1996, added that he would also bring back the liquidated Nasarawa Investment and Property Company.

Maku who was visibly sad informed that the company was the one managing all government hotels and other business within and outside the state.

“No state in the country can survive sorely from the federal allocation, so it is the company that would manage business for government to boost the internally generated revenue (IGR),

“We will bring it back, reposition and strengthen it by establishing more industries that would be manage by the company to generate employment,” Maku stated.

He therefore assured members of the public that he would prioritise security, employment, promotion of civil servants and infrastructural development among others.

Daily Times reports that the Nasarawa state House of Assembly had early this year approved Governor Tanko Al-Makura’s request to sell Nasararwa State’s properties in Lagos, Jos, and Kaduna, citing their continued dilapidation and deterioration as the reason.

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