Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has said he sold the state government’s assets in Jos, Kaduna and Lagos to fund the construction of an ultra-modern Nasarawa State Liaison Office in Abuja.
The governor, who said this in a statement in Abuja after inaugurating the new state government liaison office on Sunday, added that the properties in Jos and Lagos were no longer useful to the state.
Al-Makura said he was fulfilled because he was able to implement a number of legacy projects and delivered on his promise to run an all-inclusive government.
He said, “When we came on board, we re-awarded the construction of the complex to KCC Construction Limited in 2018 with a completion period of 12 months at the sum of N1.1bn.
“The project would serve as an additional source of revenue for the state in view of its strategic location at the central business district of the FCT.
“The completion of this project was funded from the proceeds of the sale of Nasarawa State moribund assets lying waste in Lagos, Plateau and Kaduna states. Our administration took this measure because this edifice is more economically viable and will serve the interest of the state much better.”
Meanwhile, Al-Makura, who is exiting office on May 29, also presented the staff of office to HRH Lawrence Syvester Ayih, the Abaga of Tony Chiefdom in Kokona Local Government Area of the state, a first-class chief.