Nasarawa Gtate Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has berated the former minister of information, Mr. Labaran Maku over recent media reports credited to the former minister in which he alleged that the governor failed in his responsibility to address insecurity in the state.
Mr. Maku, had at a press briefing in Abuja at the weekend alleged among other things, that innocent citizens had continued to be killed by gunmen as a result of what he described as the “insensitivity” in handling the security situation in the state by the state government which he claimed would have been addressed if he was sworn in as governor of the state in May, this year.
But in a swift reaction yesterday the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Ahmed Tukur said it was rather unfortunate that Mr. Maku who had ignored invitations extended to him and other stakeholders on several occasions to brainstorm towards finding lasting solution to the communal crisis in recent past could make unguarded utterances when the state government has succeeded in overcoming the situation.
He alleged that the insecurity in the state in recent past became worst as there was an increase in the proliferation of arms and ammunition when Mr. Maku held sway as the supervising minister of defence, insisting that the former minister should rather commend his boss for the relative peace being enjoyed in the state.
“It is on record that Nasarawa state had a very poor representation at the National Executive Council under Mr. Maku as minister from the state. Rather than represent the state, Mr. Maku was rather setting former President Jonathan against the state and the entire northern region” He regretted.
He averred that the former minister prevented most of the projects that would have been carried out in the state and northern Nigeria in general because of his selfishness and advised him to come back home and join hands with the state government in the interest of the citizenry, rather than making statements that were capable of fuelling crisis in the state.


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