The Governor Nasarawa State, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, on Saturday commissioned the remodelled Nasarawa Governor’s Lodge, in Asokoro, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
While commissioning the massive edifice, Engineer Sule, said that the lodge is not only for use by the Governor alone, but the entire people of Nasarawa State, therefore, he urged Nasarawa state indigenes in FCT to make full use of the facility.
“This place is actually not a Governor’s Lodge but for the people of Nasarawa State. Any time you have the opportunity to invite investors, partners, to come to see Nasarawa State government, please feel free to come here and have your first meeting with them.
“This will show them that we are serious in the state,” the Governor said.
He commended the immediate past administration of Senator Umaru Tanko Al-makura, for upgrading both the Governor’s Lodge in Asokoro, as well as converting the Nasarawa State Liaison office into a hotel.
According to him, immediately after his assumption, his administration leased out the hotel built by the former governor to an investor at the rate of N100m per annum.
“Instead of using, we leased out the hotel at the rate of N100m annually to an investor. We took the money for two years and invested the N200m to remodel the Governor’s Lodge,” he explained.
On his part, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) in the Liaison office, Hon. Yusuf Maianguwa, said the state government lodge before the coming of the present administration was an eyesore.
While commending the administration of Engineer Sule for remodelling the lodge, the SSA, however, appealed for the government to conduct meetings and other official engagements at the newly commissioned lodge.