Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, Saturday, commissioned rural electrification project initiated and sponsored by Hon Tsentse Nehemiah Dandaura, the deputy speaker of the Nasarawa state House of Assembly.
Sule while commissioning the project in Ngare village, Ancho ward of Akwanga local government area commended the deputy speaker for the gesture.
He said the importance of electricity to human and societal development could not be overemphasised.
“My administration believes in rural development and empowerment. I want to commend the deputy speaker for initiating and inviting me to commission this project,” the governor said.
Sule said the project would go a long way in impacting on the lives of the people of the area.
The governor also pledged to construct a road linking Andaha to Rinze community in order to boost the socio-economic activities of the people of the affected areas.
Also speaking, the speaker of the state legislature Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi commended his deputy for the gesture, saying the developmental strides being achieved in the state was as a result of cordial working relationship between the legislature and the executive arms in the state.
The speaker who was represented by Hon. Usman Labaran Shafa, member representing Toto/Gadabuke assured the governor of the assembly’s continued support to his administration.
Earlier, the deputy speaker Hon. Danduara, said the gesture was part of his contribution to boost the socio economic activities of the people of the constituency.
“It is my desire to step down power in some of these communities within the very limited resource available. The multiplier effect is that it will improve the standard of lives of the people and will reduce rural-urban drift,” he said.
The deputy speaker appealed to the governor to construct rural roads, provide water supply among other infrastructure to the people of his constituency while assuring him of his people’s readiness to support his administration to succeed.