Tuesday 25 October 2022


By: Wilson Bako (Lafia),

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has condemned in strong terms the seeming endless killings of innocent people and the destructions of sources of livelihood in parts of Obi and Keana Local government areas of the state.

Addressing Journalists at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) press center in Lafia, during an official visit yesterday, Governor Sule vowed to take drastic measures aimed at dealing decisively with perpetrators of these barbaric acts.

The Governor, who was reacting to the recent massacre of some Tiv farmers in some villages in Obi and Keana Local Government Areas (LGAs) by some people suspected to be Fulani Hards men warned that, these senseless killings must stop.

He said, “Enough is enough of these senseless killings. There can never be any meaningful development in a crises ridden society”.

Adding that, his visit to the NUJ secretariat was to officially inform men of the pen profession of his intention to run for a second term of four years, while also suing for the understanding and cooperation of Journalists in the state.

He however, cautioned Media Practitioners not to allow themselves to be used by desperate politicians, who are desperate about taking power either by hook or crook.

“I Engineer A.A Sule, the Governor of Nasarawa State, cannot use or incite you against any politician. Therefore, don’t give in to anyone or politician to achieve his or her selfish ambition or desire”. He cautioned.

While thanking Journalists in the state for their support and cooperation since his assumption of office, the Governor advised politicians in the state to practice the game according to the rules adding that, the interest of the state should be upper most their personal interest.

The Governor later fulfilled the earlier promise he made to the members of the Correspondent’s Chapel of the NUJ by donating a Bus to the Union and also announcing the donation of Twenty million naira (#20,000,000.00) to the State Council of the Union for the total renovation of the Press center.

In their separate appreciation, the state Chairman of the union, Mohammed Alkali and his Correspondent’s counterpart, Isaac Okpoju, were full of praises on the Governor, as they assured him of their unalloyed support at all times.


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