Nasarawa State Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule has extended a hand of fellowship to his political opponents, telling them to join hands with his government to move Nasarawa State forward.
In his inaugural speech to commence his second term in office, Engr. Abdullahi Sule said election has come and gone and it was time for all to work together for the interest of Nasarawa State.
He said: “I extend my hand of fellowship to our brothers who have contested under other political parties, and have either won or lost, to join us in our resolve to move Nasarawa State forward. The election has come and gone, the task ahead of us now is the supremacy of the security and welfare of our people.
The Governor also took time to assure the people of the State of his commitment to continue enacting policies and programmes that will bring accelerated development to the State.
“I assure you, my brothers and sisters, the good people of Nasarawa State and, indeed, development partners within and across our borders that my Administration remains resolute, more than ever before, in our vision to sustain accelerated growth, increase economic opportunities and prosperity, social inclusion and improve the quality of lives of the citizenry.
“Our goal is to sustain increase in productivity by leveraging on competitive advantages of our dear State, towards achieving inclusive economic growth and socio-economic transformation, which would continue to translate into substantial improvements in the quality of lives.
“We shall hold fast to our unchanging principles of good governance, being our cardinal objective, to establish systems, processes and institutions that will enhance transparency, probity and accountability in the management of the resources of Nasarawa State in line with best practices.
“I need to reiterate that the dreams of our founding fathers, your collective yearnings and aspirations remain the focus of our policy direction, plans and actions.”
High point of the event was when the Chief Judge of Nasarawa State, Justice Aisha Bashir, administered the oath of office to the Governor and his Deputy, Dr. Emmanuel Agbadu Akabe.