From Esther Akaa, Lafia
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state says his administration is partnering a foreign investor to construct a light rail line from Apo in Abuja to Keffi in Nasarawa state.
Sule disclosed this on Wednesday at the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign rally held in Karu Local Government Area of the state.
The governor, who did not reveal the identity of the foreign investor said the goal of the project was to ease transport challenges faced by residents commuting from the state to Abuja.
“A big chinese firm has approached us with the intention of collaborating with us to build a rail line from Apo to Keffi.
“By the time they finish the rail line, it will decongest the major highway from Karu to Keffi.
“All they want is for me to speak with some of the biggest investors that I have worked for in the past for a partnership so construction can begin by middle of next year,” he said.
Sule, urged residents of the state to put their faith in his administration, as he will continue to work hard to industrialise the state through the provision of critical infrastructure, investments in sectors, boosting of the state’s internal generated revenue among others.
He also assured supporters that the party would always be law abiding and obey court judgments on all matters, including cases brought to courts by some contestants, who lost out at the party’s primaries but are contesting the outcome of the polls in court.
“If anybody feels cheated and wants to go to court, we will not stop them. We will plead with them not to go but if they decide they must go, we cannot stop them and whatever decision is taken by the court at the end of the day, I want to assure you that we are law abiding party,” he said.
He, called on residents not to lose hope in the APC government, assuring that the party will continue to work round the clock to provide dividends of democracy to citizens of the state.
Earlier, in his remark, Chairman, Nasarawa APC Campaign Council, Abubakar Sodangi, called on supporters not to be partial in their support but give their full support to all APC candidates in the state to enable the party succeed come, 2023.
“I call on you not just to give your support to our presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and our governorship candidate, Engr Abdullahi Sule but also vote in all APC candidates vying for elective positions in the state from top to bottom,” he said.