© 2018 - International Centre for Investigative Reporting
Nasarawa Gets One Day Kid Governor
By Godwin Ojoshimite
In a gesture that is purely symbolic and reminiscent of the rule of Bola Tinubu in Lagos State, governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on Wednesday stepped aside for the Speaker of the Children’s Parliament, Richard Aga for a day.
The ceremonious hand-over of government by Al-Makura took place at the government House Lafia.
Speaking at the event, the one day governor thanked Al-makura for giving him the opportunity to act in the capacity.
He frowned at the incessant crisis that has been bedevilling the state in recent time.
“I also wish to address you on behalf of my immediate constituency, that is, children of Nasarawa State. All of us children regard all adults as our parents. We are not happy that elders are fighting one another across the State on the basis of religion, tribe or politics”, Aga said.
He added: “We children believe that we are of the same religion, the same tribe and share the same dreams and aspirations. But, it must be realized that our dreams and hopes start and end with a better Nasarawa State for all”
The young governor reminded indigenes of the state that those who fought for the creation of the state achieved it with unity.
Aga, therefore, urged all and sundry to sheathe their swords and give peace a chance. He also disclosed that the short time he has in office would be used to visit relevant stake holders in the state for peace talks.