Al-Makura Swears-In Newly Elected LG Chairmen

Channels Television  
Updated March 24, 2014

Umaru-Tanko-Al-Makura14Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has charged the newly elected local government chairmen in the state to be accountable to the people that elected them.

Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony of the chairmen, Governor Al-Makura said his administration will give the chairmen free hands to run their councils.

Al-Makura said his administration was determined to entrench good governance rooted in prudence and effective management of resources.

He tasked the new council chairmen to strive to provide dividends of democracy to the electorates and urged them to see their assignment as a divine calling for which they would give account hereafter, and advised them to be fair to everyone.

The governor challenged the officials to work toward improving internally generated revenue of their councils so as to have more funds for project execution.

Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Henry Omaku, Chairman, Doma Local Government Council, promised that the new officials would strive to improve on the living standard of their people.

On Sunday, the Nasarawa State Independent Election Commission released results for ten local government areas and declared election inconclusive in three local government areas including Akwanga, Obi and Nasarawa following irregularities.