Maku wants state of emergency in Nasarawa
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.