• Accept 50 per cent pay cut in ‘good faith’ – Governor Al-Makura tells striking workers

    Accept 50 per cent pay cut in ‘good faith’ – Governor Al-Makura tells striking workers

    Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, on Friday urged civil servants in the state to accept the 50 per cent cut in their salaries “in good faith.”

    The governor made the appeal in Lafia in his speech at the commencement of sale of 150 metric tons of fertilisers at subsidised rates to farmers in the state.

    He urged the striking workers to go back to work and suspend their strike “in the interest of the state”.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports […]

  • No going back on salary cut – Governor Al-Makura tells workers

    No going back on salary cut – Governor Al-Makura tells workers

    Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has said he would not reverse the directive on the downward review of workers’ salary in the state, in view of the current economic meltdown affecting the country at large.

    Al-Makura made this known on Wednesday when he played host to top government functionaries who paid him Sallah homage at Government House, Lafia.

    The governor said the downward review has become imperative considering the dwindling revenue accruing to the state. He stressed that he could […]

  • I Didn’t Desert Nasarawa State – Al-Makura

    I Didn’t Desert Nasarawa State – Al-Makura

    Nasarawa State Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura yesterday refuted report that he has deserted the state.

    The governor who spoke through his media aide, Ahmed Tukur, noted that he was in the state discharging his constitutional duties.

    A statement signed by the media aide to this effect described the said report as not only mischievous but the figment of the imagination of bitter antagonists of the governor who are out to create confusion using devilish assumptions to achieve selfish goals.

    The statement reads in […]

  • I’ve nothing to do with Nasarawa Assembly fracas, says Al-Makura

    I’ve nothing to do with Nasarawa Assembly fracas, says Al-Makura

    Nasarawa State Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura yesterday explained that he had nothing to do with the fracas in the House of Assembly.

    He said as leader of the state APC, he would reconcile the lawmakers.

    The governor said he was constrained by a court order to appoint sole administrators to avoid a vacuum in the councils.

    He said election into councils would hold in six months.

    Al-Makura, who spoke in Abuja, said the state would not condone any act of brigandage.

    “I was not involved […]