By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha, has commended Governor Tanko Almakura for ensuring sustained peace in Nasarawa State.
The SGF gave the commendation while receiving the governor, who was on a courtesy visit to his office in Abuja on Tuesday.
Mustapha noted that Nasarawa had enjoyed relative peace during the tenure of Almakura in spite of the multi religious and multi ethnic nature of the state.
“Let me congratulate you sir for doing a tremendous job in Nasarawa state, there is a remarkable difference in the last couple of years that you have head the state.
“Your work is a demonstration of the stuff you are made of, coming from the business background and achieving so well in the corporate world.
“I commend also the infrastructural development going on in the state, particularly the opening up of roads and the construction of cargo airport for the transportation of goods.”
Mustapha also described the pace of development in the state as beneficial to the city centre stressing that if Nasarawa was not as developed as it was, Abuja would have felt the adverse effect.
He explained that a large population of people working and doing business in Abuja reside in Nasarawa because of the states proximity to the FCT.
While commending the governor, the SGF appealed for prayers for God’s guidance in the discharge of his duties.
Earlier, Gov. Tanko Almakura congratulated the SGF on his appointment describing the appointment as timely and a well deserved post.
“I came to officially congratulate the SGF over his well deserved appointment.
“The appointment was not surprising to most of us who have had dealings with him over decades given his pedigree and disposition towards the unity of this country.
“In 1989, Mustapha discharged his responsibility to this nation credibly by being part of those who fashioned the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Am so happy that people who have worked so hard are being rewarded and considered for appointments that will add value to this country, he said.
Almakura expressed confidence in Mustapha as a patriotic citizen that will discharge his responsibilities to the country.
He prayed that the Almighty God will continue to guard and direct the affairs of the SGF.