By Godwin Ojoshimite
Indigenes and inhabitants of Nasarawa state has been urged to be patient, as the administration of Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura is on top gear to transform the state.
The appeal was made by the State Commissioner for Works, Transport and Housing, Mohammed Yahaya Wada when he spoke to newsmen during the weekend.
Wada was responding to criticisms that the Al-Makura-led administration is sideling a part of the state capital belonging to the Eggons.
“Let us be realistic, if Lafia has tens of kilometres, the governor is so fair to see that every place feel the impact of government. It’s a gradual process. We don’t expect the governor to transform the state over a night. So, for anybody to launch such complaint, I think he is unfair to the entire state not just the governor,” he said.
He said the governor was doing well in managing the “little” resource left after paying the mandatory minimum wage.
“I remember vividly, we inspected the road at Bukan-Sidi (Eggon settlement), we went with contractors and it is in drawing board. We cannot just start construction. We have to cost it, design it and look at the budgetary provision,” Wada explained.
On the issue of the delay in the distribution of tricycles procured by the state government, the commissioner said the delay was caused by non payment of people who collected in first batch, adding that the state government has fashioned out a new modus operandi, and will soon commence distribution.
He urged all and sundry to support the administration for optimum development.