Governor Umaru Al-Makura
Governor Umaru Al-Makura

LAFIA – Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has said that the increased political activities across the state would not affect the progress of ongoing projects in the state.
The governor said this during an inspection tour of Lafia Township Stadium and the new Lafia Square in Lafia.
Al-Makura said that his administration was committed to people- oriented policies and programmes.
He said that all ongoing projects across the state would be completed in spite of the current political campaigns embarked upon by political parties in the state.
“As far as I am concerned, campaign or no campaign, people must survive.
“The sportsmen must have a place for their activities, the teachers must have schools to go and teach students. The nurses, the doctors must have environment that is conducive for their work.
“These are all parts of the campaign; it is not just abandoning your responsibility and talking, spreading lies and propaganda.
“Campaign is doing the right thing at the right time, taking into consideration what people need and when they need it,’’ he said.
Al-Makura said that his administration would not relent in entrenching good governance and equity in the distribution of amenities
He said that his visit to the stadium was not unconnected with the need to ensure that ongoing work at the stadium met its vision, among other social benefits.
Al-Makura said he had been exploring the possibility of using artificial turf on the football pitch, increasing the number of seats as well as the use of fibre glass in the VIP stand.
He said that his administration would go beyond football and encourage other sporting activities as part of efforts to curtail youth restiveness and other social vices in the state.
“We are even thinking of indoor sports just to encourage people or groups that are interested in one sport or another,’’ he said.