Nasarawa Earmarks N20 bn for Urban Renewal Programme

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Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-makura, disclosed on Tuesday that his administration has earmarked over N20bn which it would secure through bonds to facilitate his administration’s desire to complement its ongoing urban renewal programme through the construction and upgrade of infrastructure in major towns across the state.

The governor, who stated this while on a working visit to Akwanga, headquarters of Akwanga local government area, said his passion was borne out of the fact that the people are industrious and visionary.

The governor, who inspected ongoing projects in the town, particularly the sites for the construction of a  palace for the for the newly installed paramount ruler of the Mada people, the Chun Mada, the 60-bed Akwanga hospital, the 500-stall market and the modern e-library, said the decision to upgrade the town was in line with the drive of his administration on environmental sustainability.

He stated that his government has identified Lafia, Akwanga and Nasarawa as part of the six urban centers  to be upgraded in the state.


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