Governor Sule offsets over N50bn debt inherited since assumption

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, on Wednesday said his administration has offset over N50bn loan inherited even as he said money is being saved for the future of the state

Governor Sule, who disclosed this when he addressed critical stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lafia, said even though the removal of fuel subsidy by President Ahmed Bola Tinubu, has brought hardship to the people, the money being shared across all tiers of governments has however made it possible for his administration to not only offset the debt, but embark on development projects and also saving for the future of the state.

“The President has done a wonderful thing to say the money derived from the removal of fuel subsidy should be shared between the Federal, State and Local government areas. I am proud to tell you that Nasarawa State used to get a certain amount of money before but now we are getting twice of it.

“That is the reason why we have been able to do whatever that we are doing. With due respect to my predecessors, I am not sure if they have ever seen the kind of resources that some of us are seeing today. And this is all over the states. That is the reason why we can afford to do certain things we are not able to do.

“Still, that has not stopped us from carrying out various other responsibilities that we did. That is the good part that I want you to see. That has not also stopped us from having a good savings for the rainy day,” he stated.

The Governor, who used the opportunity of the meeting to roll out the scorecard of his administration, emphazed that it is the desire of the APC administration to leave behind legacy projects across the state.

Commenting on the significance of the meeting, the Governor harped on the need for internal unity amongst the party members and stakeholders in other for the APC to move ahead.

While noting that there remains a lot to be done to further unite the party, he said this is especially so considering the disagreements that ensued before, during and after the 2023 general election.

“This is the reason why at the end of this conversation, I must beg you to forgive each other so that we can move forward. We can’t do all these wonderful things and allow someone to come and rubbish it. Someone who doesn’t have what we have. Somebody who doesn’t have the capacity that we have. Somebody who doesn’t have the knowledge that we have. Somebody who doesn’t have the experience that we have. Somebody who doesn’t have the commitment that we have,” Sule said

The Governor equally used the opportunity to reiterated his earlier call for his political appointees nursing political ambition ahead of 2027 to resign their appointments in order not to distract his administration.

He however assured that he would do everything possible when the time comes to hand over to another APC governor in the state.

“I will support whoever comes from APC even if that person is my greatest enemy. I am promising you today that is who I will support. Definitely, I will support somebody who will come from me. Somebody who is responsible. Somebody who is loyal. Somebody who is honest. Somebody who actually shares the vision with us to come and take over from me to come and continue to build from where I will stop,” he assured.

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