Senator Umar Tanko Al-Makura, a former governor of Nasarawa State, has declared that he will keep pushing for and supporting effective government in Nigeria.
Al-Makura, a prominent member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), made this statement on Thursday when the Good Governance Ambassadors of Nigeria (GOGAN) board members, under the direction of Felix Idiga, the chairman, presented him with a plaque and their mufllar in Abuja, designating him as their seventh patron.
The two-term governor of Nasarawa State declared that excellent governance is the key to national peace and that all Nigerians should work towards it.
He complimented the GOGAN members for their support of Nigeria’s strong governance.
He said, “l received with honour this honour bestowed upon me by you because l have followed you on your good works to instill good governance in the country.
“I want to assure you that having received this award it would spur me more to advocate and work for good governance.
“I also assure you as your 7th Patron, l wouldn’t in any way disappoint you when it comes to good governance.”
Nonetheless, GOGAN chairman Felix Idiga stated that the ambassadors learned a great deal from the governor of Nasarawa State’s selection.
He claimed that Al-Makura’s selection as the seventh patron would not have made sense for anybody else.
He tasked him with carrying on with his track record of excellent political and national governance in Nigeria.
“We are truly honoured to have you as our seventh patron,” he added. “We have watched your rise to public office and we know you will never stop making us proud.”