GOVERNOR Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa state has asserted that the state had been neglected in terms of Federal Government infrastructure by successive administrations especially in the last four years.
The governor said this yesterday when he received the minister of power, works and housing, Babatude Fashola who was in Lafia, the state capital in continuation of his nationwide tour of states.
He particularly regretted that Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital was the only state capital among the 36 states of the federation that was left with33 KV power line.
Al-Makura pointed out that the situation was most disheartening in the lives of people of the state as there was a 330 KV power line passing through Lafia to Jos, Makurdi and Enugu but because the state has been an orphan that has been abandoned, so neglected because it did not belong in the past four years, hence there was no effort to step down the 330 KV power line.
He further lamented that power, being the most critical facilities for any nation to grow, was so neglected in the state that the state capital was left with only 33 KV line that comes from Akwanga and which is also used to supply other towns in the state.
He lamented that each time the state requested for improvement in the supply of power to its environs, it was either one complaint or the other as either the budget was not earmarked for that purpose or other excuses.
“We are left with our fate and I am sure that the present administration in the country would put smiles on the face of the people of the state,” he said.
The governor appealed to the minister to construct more roads and houses in the state considering its proximity to the FCT as according to him, “60 percent of the workforce of the FCT is residing in Karu axis of the state.”

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