Maku Cautions Al-Makura Over Planned N17bn Airport

Nasarawa State Governor Al-Makura
Nasarawa State Governor Al-Makura

Former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku has advised former Nasarawa State Governor Tanko Al-Makura against building the planned N17 billion airport in Lafia.

According to him, instead of building the airport, Governor Al-Makura should provide other infrastructure that would spread across the state.

“What Lafia needs is an airstrip, where aircraft can land in case some very important personalities may visit the state for one reason or the other,” said Maku, who vied for governorship in the last election, under the umbrella of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the state.

“For Al-Makura to build N17 billion airport in Kwandare, his village, is not the priority of the people of the state for now.

“The money can be used to establish factories, industries, construct rural roads, provide potable water and electricity to the rural populace.

“There is a high rate of poverty among the people, especially at the grassroots, a problem that has been compounded by lack of access roads, electricity and drinkable water,” he said.

The former information minister also urged Nigerians to use the Yuletide to continue to pray for peaceful coexistence in the nation.