Maku resumes campaign, promises new commercial city in Karu

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate in Nasarawa state, Mr Labaran Maku, has urged the electorate to come out en-mass to vote and protect their votes during the February 23 and March 9 elections.

The former minister, who made the call Tuesday when campaigned at Panda, Karu local government area of the state, promised to create a new commercial city in Karu if elected the next governor of the state.

According to him, given the proximity of the state with the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), he will create an enabling environment for investors to invest in the state.

“I will build a five star hotel, modern stadium of International standard, construct network of roads, standard hospitals, standard schools.

“I will also build other markets for traders in different products like it is in Onitsha market and other notable markets in the country.

“I will make sure goods found in Onitsha, Lagos among others are sold in the area at subsidised prices to reduce the burden on the people,” Maku said.

The APGA candidate also said that he would also establish mining companies to partner the federal government to harness the abundant mineral resources in the state.

He explained that all these plans can only be achieved if there are adequate security measures. “This is also the reason why I want to prioritise security because all these things would not be achieved without peace.

Maku also promised to construct Panda/Karu road to boost the socio-economic activities of the people in the area.

Responding, the Chairman, Panda Development Area Traditional Council, who is the Odyong Nyankpa of Nasarawa, Chief Joel Aningye, lauded Maku for the visit and wished him well in his political struggle.

He said that lack of road and other amenities were major problems facing the area in spite of its proxity to the Federal Capital Territory and urged Maku to construct Karu/Panda Road as well as provide infrastructure for the area if elected governor.

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