The state governor, Abdullahi Sule, stated this while handing over the vehicles at the Government House, Lafia on Wednesday.
“We have to commend you for your patience because when these responsibilities were given to you, they were supposed to be given to you along with these vehicles, so that you will be able to go along and carry out your responsibilities,” he said. He appealed to the benefiting political appointees to make use of what is at their disposal, as the state is barely coming out of financial challenges.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Professor Allananah Otaki, Commissioner for Agriculture and Water Resources said, “We are very much aware that the state is in dire need of finance, money is not there. When it is not there, the little we have, we are managing.”
Earlier, in his opening remarks, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Aliyu Tijjani Ahmed, listed the beneficiaries of the vehicles to include, 15 Commissioners, the SSG, 15 Special Advisers, 11 Permanent Secretaries, Accountant General, Auditor General of Local Government and seven other agencies.