Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State says the state government will build and renovate more primary and secondary schools before the end of 2017.
Al-makura made the promise in Garaku, the headquarters of Kokona Local Government Area of the state at the 34th enthronement anniversary of Dr Sylvester Ayih as the Abaga Toni of Toni Chiefdom.
Al-Makura, represented by his Deputy, Silas Agara, he described 2017 as a year of transformation, stressing that "we are going to double the numbers of schools that were renovated in 2016."
He congratulated the monarch on his anniversary and for his wealth of experience in ensuring peace and unity in Gwandara nation, the state and the country at large.
The Governor also commended the monarch for his contribution to the development of the education sector in the state.
"The state government will embark on massive construction of schools in 2017.
"What we have done and achieved so far which have imparted on the lives of our children and other citizens is a tip of an ice berg.
"Also, the bridges and culverts that you have seen is a tip of an ice berg as you are going to see the renovation of more culverts, more roads and more clinics, among others
This he said is aimed at connecting rural communities and to improve on the health of the people of the state.
He also said his administration had transformed the education, agriculture, economic, health, judicial, commercial among other sectors.
According to him, the effort is toward fighting poverty, hunger, unemployment as well as boosting the socio-economic development of the state.
Al-Makura urged the people of the state in particular and Nigerians in general to continue to pray for and support President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders to enable them to succeed.
The Governor reiterated his administration’s continued commitment to policies and programmes with direct bearing on the lives of people of the state.
He, therefore, solicited the people’s support to enable him succeed.topics from