Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Nasarawa State, Mr. Labaran Maku, has vowed to use the contentious security vote for the provision of water to rural communities in the state and will not squander the funds under dubious and unknown expenditure headings.
According to him, at least 10,000 motorised boreholes would have been provided by his administration from an estimated N4.8 billion that would accrue to the state as security vote in the first four years of his administration, if elected.
Maku disclosed that the state government receives the sum of N100 million monthly as Security Vote from the Federation Accounts, and spends same under unknown heading.
“I would never use these monies to buy properties in foreign countries thereby denying my people the opportunity of good life and security the way others are doing”, Maku said to a cheering crowd of supporters at his campaign rally in Toto, west of Nasarawa State.
“I promise that if I am elected governor, I would use the N100 million security vote given to the state, to change the fortune of our people, particularly at the rural areas”.
The governorship candidate, who was accompanied by his running mate, Alhaji Abu Ibrahim, and APGA chairman in the state, John Amakor, raised his hands up for the people as he demonstrated that the provision of 10,000 boreholes funded by the monthly receipt of N100 million each in 48 months will pump water to the people like the rains do.
He added that a minimum of 200 boreholes would be provided each month, stressing that under him, the state will know peace so that there would not be executive excuses of wars and other forms of violence to justify the “dubious expenditure” of N100 million monthly security vote.