Al-Makura reveals intentions to cut down political appointments

It seems all leaders are making efforts to adapt to the new crisis hitting the economy as Nasarawa State Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has made known his intention to cut down on the number of political appointees, other government ministries and agencies as he settles down for his second term in office.

Al-Makura who stated this in Lafia on Monday, said it has become imperative given the poor fiscal position of the state and the enormity of the developmental challenges his administration is facing stating that the financial crisis affecting the country as necessitated the reduction of government activities in state in order to save cost of running government for reinvestment in critical areas of need.

He, however, maintained that his government will cut down on all other activities and engagements of government to accommodate only the critical sectors of the economy that have direct bearing of the common man.

He was however explicit in stressing that his administration has no intention of retrenching workers, even as he restated his commitment to their welfare and better conditions of service.

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