IN a bid to ensure a holistic rehabilitation of communities affected by communal violence in Nasarawa state in recent years, the state government has pledged to make special provision for the rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in the 2016 budget proposal.
The state governor, Umaru Tanko Al – Makura stated this when he received the state deputy governor, Silas Agara and other top government functionaries who paid him Sallah homage at the Government House ,Lafia.
He explained that his government has discovered that what the people needed at this material time was beyond relief materials, noting that what they needed is economic empowerment to be able to revive their communities.
Al-Makura noted that the planned budgetary provision for the rehabilitation of the IDPs will address most of their challenges and create avenues for genuine economic activities within the affected communities.
He said that his administration would continue to ensure the unity of the people of the state and urged them to encourage inter ethnic marriages and peaceful co- existence in order to promote unity among communities.
The governor urged community leaders and the entire citizenry to reject any form of violence and come together as one indivisible entity.
Earlier, the state deputy governor, Silas Agara who explained that they were at the Government House to pay the governor Sallah homage, pledged the unalloyed support of all government workers and political appointees to the present administration to succeed.
The deputy governor maintained that the vision of Al – Makura would go a long way in sustaining the much needed development in the state and create a better future for the state.

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