Gov. Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has warned the newly elected local government council chairmen in the state against corrupt tendencies, and vowed to deal severely with anyone found culpable.
The governor gave the warning on Monday in Lafia when he swore in 10 victorious local government chairmen following Saturday’s council elections in the state.
“My administration has zero tolerance for corruption and will never spare anyone involved in it”, he stated, and directed the officials to emphasise accountability, transparency and good governance.
Al-Makura said his administration was determined to entrench good governance rooted in prudence and effective management of resources.
He tasked the new council chairmen to strive to provide dividends of democracy to the electorate.
He also urged them to see their assignment as a divine calling for which they would give account hereafter, and advised them to be fair to everyone.
The governor challenged the officials to work toward improving internally generated revenue of their councils so as to have more funds for project execution.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Mr Henry Omaku, Chairman, Doma Local Government Council, promised that the new officials would strive to improve on the living standard of their people.
The result of the polls released by the Chairman of the state Independent Electoral Commission, Dr Abdullahi Modibo, showed that the APC won six council chairmanship seats, while the PDP took four.
Results from the remaining three local governments were declared inconclusive. (NAN)