Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State and his predecessor, Sen. 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 Sule to Al-Makura, NAN reports.
“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 ahead and the reduction in revenue accruing to the state from the Federation Account.
“I mentioned the need for us to all wake up and improve on our revenue base in order to…