The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani has commended Nasarawa state governor, Tanko Al-Makura for paying a 40bn debt owed by the state government despite low Internal Generated Revenue (IGR), lower federal allocation and no request for a loan.
Al-Makura made the revelation when he refuted online debt reports which indicated that the state is owing N70 billion.
While faulted the claims at the inauguration of the state transition committee on Wednesday at the Government House in Lafia, the state capital, the governor said the debt issue trending in the social media should be regarded that as something not worth relying upon.
The governor, who stated that those in the state know the efforts put in place by his administration to ensure the comfort of our people added that very soon by the time the committee of transition is done with its job, everything will be very clear to all the people in Nasarawa state.
Countering the allegations, Al-Makura stressed that he has rather cleared inherited debt of about N40 billion between 2011-2016.
Reacting to the comment, Shehu Sani, who is part of the debt committee in the Senate lauded the governor for the initiative.
“With low IGR, lower federal allocation and no request for loan, governor Al Makura’s ability to implement developmental projects and still pay N40Billion Debt is commendable,” he said.