From Esther Akaa, Lafia
The Vice President of Nigeria, Senator Kashim Shettima has assured that the federal government would continue to partner Nasarawa State to ensure infrastructure development in the state.
Senator Shettima stated this on Thursday during the commissioning of the 5km Masaka-Luvu Road in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
According to him, the project aligns with the federal government’s Renewed Hope Agenda for nationwide development.
The VP disclosed that the Nigerian government, under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu was committed to the provision of infrastructure across the country.
“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has instructed me to convey to the good people of Nasarawa State that his government is poised to addressing the infrastructural deficit of our society.
“Karu is a metropolis on the rise, and this road is a key step towards unlocking its full potential. It will improve access to markets, jobs, and essential services, ultimately boosting the lives of countless residents.
“We will not rest until every Nigerian has access to the infrastructure they need to thrive,” he said.
He also stated that by next year, the school feeding programme would be introduced across the length and breadth of Nigeria.
“The President is interested in redefining the meaning and concept of modern leadership. It is for us in Nasarawa to maintain peace and order, embrace one another for development to reach us.”
“It is absolutely essential because the gray matter infrastructure of a growing child is very important in realising his or her full potential. So this is vitally important and the President has a lot of empathy for those on the lower strata of the society,” added.
The VP, commended Governor Sule for fulfilling a promise made during the commissioning of the 248 Fuller Grand Luvu Housing Unit Estate in 2022.
Back then, the governor pledged to build a road network for easy access to the community, and today’s ceremony marked the delivery of that promise.
VP Shettima also applauded Gov Sule, for his commitment to infrastructure development, even as he praised the state government’s collaboration with the federal government on key projects.
He, therefore charged the community to take ownership of the new road by maintaining it for the growth and development of the state.
On his part, Governor Abdullahi Sule expressed deep gratitude to the Vice President for his presence, highlighting the significance of the road project.
Sule acknowledged the earlier commissioning of the 248 housing unit estate in the area by the federal government and the subsequent community request for improved access roads.
“It was for these reasons and in consideration of the growing population that I approved the immediate construction of this 5KM road,” the governor said.
He emphasised his administration’s resolve to give infrastructure development in both urban and rural areas top priority, describing it as a “panacea for economic growth and societal development.”
In a vote of thanks, the Etsu Karu, Pharmacist Luka Panya Baba, in whose domain the project is located, appreciated the Nasarawa State government for the gesture.
He, therefore promised the administration of President Bola Tinubu the full support of his people, identifying with the President’s Renewed Hope Agenda, which he said is embodied in the completion of the road.
The Voice reports that the commissioning ceremony was attended by a host of dignitaries, including the Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, Dr. Emmanue Akabe; immediate past national chairman of APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu; Senator Ahmed Wadada representing Nasarawa West; member of the House of Representatives representing Nasarawa-Toto Federal Constituency, Hon Abdulmumin Mohammed Ari, and the member representing Awe-Keana-Doma Federal Constituency, Hon Abubakar Hassana Laraba.
Others were member representing Akwanga-Nasarawa Eggon-Wamba Federal Constituency, Hon Jeremiah Umaru; Emir of Lafia and Chairman, Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs, Justice Sidi Bage Mohammed; Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Hon Danladi Jatau; members of the state Executive Council; members of Nasarawa State House of Assembly; Emirs of Keffi, Nasarawa and the Etsu Karu, among others.