Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State and his predecessor, Umaru Al-Makura, have denied rumours of a rift between them over alleged inherited debt.
The duo made the clarification at a joint press briefing in Abuja on Friday following a visit by Mr Sule to Mr Al-Makura.
Mr Sule urged Mr Al-Makura not to pay attention to media reports to the effect that an alleged over N18 billion debt by the immediate past administration was impeding governance in the state.
“At no time have I stated that there was a debt of over N18 billion taken by Gov. Umaru Al-Makura and that it had stopped the running of government.
“For the purpose of clarification, I mentioned to stakeholders during the recent retreat for public office holders that we should all tighten our belts in view of the expenses…