Don’t waste Nasarawa funds on N17 billion airport, Maku tells Al-Makura

tanko Al-Makura
Governor Tanko Umaru Al-Makura

A former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, on Sunday advised Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State against building N17 billion airport in Lafia.

He said that instead of building the airport, the governor should provide other infrastructure that would spread across the state.

Mr. Maku, a 2015 gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the state, gave the advice while speaking with journalists in his country home in Wakama, Akun Development Area.

He said this amount could be used to provide other infrastructure for the people to provide them job opportunities, fight poverty and boost their living standard.

“What Lafia needs is an airstrip, where aircraft can land in case some very important personalities may visit the state for one reason or the other.

“For Al-Makura to build N17 billion airport in Kwandare, his village, is not the priority of the people of the state for now.

“The money can be used to establish factories, industries, construct rural roads, provide potable water and electricity to the rural populace.

“There is a high rate of poverty among the people, especially at the grassroots, a problem that has been compounded by lack of access roads, electricity and drinkable water,” he said

He called on the Federal Government and the aviation authority to reverse the construction of an airport in Lafia at this time of economic hardship.

The former information minister also urged Nigerians to use the Yuletide to continue to pray for peaceful coexistence in the nation.

According to him, no nation or country can achieve meaningful progress without peace.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Mr. Al-Makura, on December€ 11, inaugurated the N17 billion cargo airport project in Kwandare, Lafia.

(NAN)


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  • Fadama

    Misplaced priority. Corrupt officials always love spending on projects that are difficult to monitor and account for. That way, affording them the best channels to siphon money.

  • tsunami1earthquake

    Wasteful venture. What’s he doing with an airport? And what cargo is he expecting as to warrant a cargo airport? These people in power are just thoughtless.

  • 2hf

    Yeye governor

  • Du Covenant

    This is why we need to have as a requirement that all elected officials undergo detailed Psychiatric/Psychological examinations to determine their state of mind and thought processes!. It is unbelieveble what is going on in Nigeria where mad men/women are elected to offices and saddled with so much responsibility they have no clue how to manage. We the voters also need a critical look at ourselves because at the end of the day we are the loosers!!.