By DANJUMA JOSEPH, Lafia –
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule has pardoned and ordered the immediate release of 20 inmates that had served substantial part of their prison term in the state.
The governor also appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), to sheath their swords on the intended industrial action billed for Tuesday, this week.
Governor Sule, made this known on Sunday morning, in a state wide broadcast on Radio/TV, to mark Nigeria’s Independence Day anniversary and 27 years of the creation of Nasarawa State.
“In line with the constitutional provision and the prerogative of mercy, I have pardoned twenty (20) inmates today and directed for their immediate release to be reunited with their families”
“Let me use the opportunity of this broadcast to appeal to the Nigeria Labour Congress to shelve its intended industrial action for the benefit of the Nigerian people. I strongly believe that the Federal Government and indeed, the State Governments are not resting on their oars to meet up with the plights of the workers” he said.
The governor during the broadcast, restated his resolve to continue to serve the state sincerely with the fear of God in accordance with the dreams of the founding fathers of the state in the collective interest of the state.
He also reiterated his commitment to consolidate on the achievements recorded by his administration in the areas of educational, public service reforms, attraction of investment, agricultural, infrastructure development and healthcare service delivery.
The governor, commended the people of the state for their support to bring about the desired progress the people needed for peace and development to thrive.
He said Nasarawa State according to the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission is one of the top three investment destinations of choice which was his desire when he came on board in 2019.
“I am happy to state that our investment drive has earned us the top three (3) Investment Destination States in Nigeria by the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)” he noted.
The governor, noted that the sacrifices of the founding fathers of the state will be an inspiration for leaders to agitate for the development of Nasarawa State.
“Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, let me re-emphasize that we cannot celebrate our creation as a State without paying tribute to those that sacrificed their time, resources and energy to ensure that Nasarawa State came to fruition. This is why we will continue to work to ensure that the labour of our heroes past is not in vain” the governor said.