BY VICTORIA N. IKEANO
Expectedly, every Nasarawa citizen would naturally be concerned that repayments of these facilities which started in September is leading to a further shortfall in revenue available to the state which could in turn hamper its development efforts and consequently taxing of the citizen my in one form or other to somehow bridge the gap. It was out of this genuine concern and in accordance with governance principles of transparency and accountability that the Nasarawa Eye called for the setting up of a committee made up of people of integrity in the state to investigate whether the projects, etc., for which those humongous monies were given are commensurate with what is on ground. There is nothing unpatriotic about this call by the newspaper. Neither is it meant to cause bad blood between the two leaders. On the contrary it is meant to serve them and the state in general. For, by itemizing all that these federal government facilities were used for in a report/document by an esteemed committee, it would put to rest once and for all, rumours/speculations about what these huge sums were deployed for. Everybody is aware that former governor Almakura did not owe salaries; he gave Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital a befitting look with network of roads, etc.