The Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-makura said that the state has entered into collaboration with the Federal Government on power and housing projects.
Al-makura said the collaboration was necessary to provide shelter for the teeming population of workers who work in Abuja but live in Nasarawa State.
Speaking to state house correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, The Governor said that already the Federal Government has put in place a robust power infrastructure in the state to support the government’s industrial revolution plan.
Al-makura pointed out that the government had acquired 13,000 hectares of land for mass housing, saying that when completed, it will depopulate the Federal Capital Territory.
The governor stated that he came to thank the president for the effort the Federal Government is making towards industrializing Nasarawa State through provision of robust power infrastructure in the state.
He said “only two weeks ago, a team was sent to ensure continuation of the process of injecting a substation which is likely to provide the 330 Kv line substation that will be the foundation for effective power supply in the state, I have come to show my appreciation on behalf of the people of the state to Mr. President.
“Another issue that has to do with mass housing and plan area is the 13,000 hectares which had been earmarked for a planned area which will take care of both mass housing and industrial power” he said.
He asserted that by the time this 13,000 hectares is fully taken off, a lot of people within the Federal Capital and Nasarawa will be benefiting from it as this will substantially reduce the congestion and explosion of population within the FCT.
By Jonathan Nda- Isaiah