Maku wants state of emer­gency in Nasarawa

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Has­san Ibrahim, Lafia

The National sere­tary of the All Pro­gres­sives Grand Al­liance (APGA) and the gu­ber­na­to­rial can­di­date of the party in 2015 elec­tion, Labaran Maku, has called on Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari and the National As­sem­bly to de­clare eco­nomic and so­cial state of emer­gency in Nasarawa State to save it from col­laps­ing.

Maku, who made the call in a chat with news­men at his res­i­dence, in Wakama vil­lage of Nasarawa-Eg­gon Local Gov­ern­ment Area, said the dec­la­ra­tion be­comes nec­es­sary be­cause of al­leged mis­man­age­ment of the state’s re­sources by the cur­rent gov­ern­ment.

“The pres­i­dent and the National As­sem­bly should act fast and save the peo­ple from lack of salaries, star­va­tion, in­se­cu­rity and hunger. They should as a mat­ter of ur­gency de­clares eco­nomic and so­cial emer­gency and con­sti­tute a team of peo­ple of good conscience to man­age the fi­nances of the state, pend­ing when peo­ple of in­tegrity takes over lead­er­ship in the state.

“In the last five years, re­sources of the state amount­ing to hun­dreds of bil­lions had been mis­man­aged with no records, and noth­ing on ground to show. In the last five years, the gov­ern­ment had bor­rowed over N50 bil­lion aside the monthly al­lo­ca­tions and In­ter­nally Gen­er­ated Rev­enue,” he said.

There was no im­me­di­ate re­sponse from the Nasarawa state gov­ern­ment.

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