Sugar Council congratulates Nasarawa governor on election victory
The Executive Secretary of, the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC), Mr Zacch Adedeji, has congratulated the Executive Governor of Nasarawa State and Chairman, of the Forum of Governors of Sugar Producing States, Engr. Abdullahi Sule on his re-election at the last week’s governorship election in the state.
Adedeji in a statement issued by the Head of, the Public Affairs Division, National Sugar Development Council, Abdullahi W. Yunusa, described Sule’s victory as an indication that he has the love and support of his people.
While expressing the Council’s gratitude to the people of Nasarawa State for coming out in large numbers to vote for Governor Sule as reflected in the positive outcomes of the polls, Mr Adedeji noted that the Governor has by the victory, been given the opportunity to consolidate and carry on with his “New Nasarawa” development agenda which has contributed to the economic, industrial and agricultural development of the state in the last four years.
The E.S further expressed hope that Governor Sule will bring his enormous wealth of experiences and competencies to bear, especially as it relates to the development of the agro-allied sector, which he said, is so dear to him, given his understanding of the sector.
He said: “My dear leader, I wish to on behalf of the Board, Management, Staff and friends of the National Sugar Development Council, congratulate and rejoice with you and members of your team on your well-deserved victory in the recently concluded governorship election.
“Your resounding victory in the keenly contested election was a testament to the fact that you are truly loved and appreciated by your people, whom you have been working for in the last four years.”
While urging Governor Sule not to relent in his avowed determination to turn around the socio-economic status of the state through sound economic policies, programmes, initiatives and genuine partnerships with the organized private sector, as seen in the last four years, Mr Adedeji noted that the Governor has elevated Nasarawa state from a mere agrarian state to a choice economic destination for globally recognized business conglomerates who have set up businesses in different parts of the state.
“Governor Sule is a man of pristine ideas, a great thinker and an exemplary leader. He and his governor-colleagues who form the Forum of Governors of Sugar-Producing States are instrumental to some modest achievements recorded in the sector in the last four years.
“The Council values the inputs of the Forum, which Governor serves as the Chairman. We are confident that he would continue to do his best to make Nasarawa state the envy of other states in the country.”
Mr Adedeji described the Nasarawa state as one of the leading industrial states in the country as he called on indigenes of the state to cooperate and support Governor Sule as he commits himself to the task of putting the state on the path of economic development and industrialization.
“Our hardworking governor needs your support and cooperation to succeed in the discharge of his duties. The election has come and gone; this is the time for everyone to come together in the interest of the state.
“He is not the governor of any political party. He is the governor of Nasarawa State, and ever ready to work with everyone regardless of party, religious or ideological backgrounds”, Adedeji stated.