The Nasarawa state governor-elect, Abdullahi Sule, has assured stakeholders in the state that he will work with competent people for the peace, progress and development of the state, after inauguration on May 29.
Sule made this known Tuesday while receiving a delegation of Eggon nation in Lafia.
The governor-elect said that his administration would also give adequate attention to the security of lives and property, considering the importance of peace to societal development.
He said that peace is panacea to the development of any society, hence the need for his administration’s plan to give peace a topmost priority.
“We must tackle and address security together because peace is a panacea to societal development.
“No society would achieve meaningful progress in a society without peace and unity, ’’ he said.
Sule commended Eggon delegation for identifying with him over his victory at the governorship poll and gave an assurance that he would not fail in his responsibilities.
He promised to operate an open-door policy as well as carry everybody along irrespective of affiliations.
The governor-elect called on the people of the state to support the APC-led government at both the Federal and State levels in order to enjoy more dividends of democracy.
He urged the people of the state to live in peace and tolerate another irrespective of their affiliations.
Earlier, Mr Yakubu Agyo, the leader of the delegation, who is the Secretary, Eggon Council of Elders, said that the visit was to congratulate Sule on his victory at the Governorship poll.
He assured the govenor-elect of their support to enable him succeed.
The Eggon nation delegation included: Mary Enwongulu, the State Commissioner for Commerce; Dr Dominic Bako, the state’s former Commissioner for Finance; and Jacob Kudu, former Special Assistant to Gov. Umaru Al-Makura.
Others were: Mr Wilberforce Alaku, the President, Eggon Cultural and Development Association (ECDA); Mr Daniel Ayumbaga, the President, Eggon Youth Movement; and Monday Nanza, former Administrator, Akun Development Area, among others. (NAN)