Nasarawa Assembly Summons Deputy Governor, State Auditor General Over COVID-19 Finances
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Ad-hoc committee on COVID-19 has summoned the Chairman of the state Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Emmnauel Akabe, who also doubles as the state deputy governor to appear before the committee on Thursday, Dec.10, 2020.
The committee also summoned the state Auditor General, Riyanu Lamus to appear before the committee on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020.
Hon Abdullahi Dahiru Angibi, the Chairman of the committee gave the directives while briefing newsmen after an emergency meeting of the committee at the assembly complex in Lafia on Wednesday.
The chairman said that their summons was to enable them to brief the committee on the COVID-19 activities and its finances in the state.
” You will recall that on August 11th, 2020, the Speaker of the state assembly Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi inaugurated this six-man Ad-hoc committee on COVID-19.
“This is to enable the committee to monitor the activities of the State Task Force on COVID-19.
“COVID-19 cases are still on not only in Nasarawa State or Nigeria but in the world.
“It is in view of this that we are summoning the state Chairman on COVID-19 to appear before this committee on Thursday 10th December 2020. to brief us on its activities and finances.
“We are also inviting the state Auditor General to appear before this committee on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, to brief this committee on the COVID-19 expenditure”, he added.
The chairman of the committee has assured the people of the state of the House continued commitment to ensuring that the right things are done for the overall development of the state.
The Speaker of the state assembly in August inaugurated the six-man Ad-hoc committee on COVID-19 to monitor the activities of the State Task Force on COVID-19 under the chairmanship of the state Deputy Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe.
Other members include, Hon Abdullahi Angibi (House committee chairman on public account) as Chairman of the committee, Hon Usman Labaran Shafa,(Health committee chairman) Vice Chairman, Hon Mohammed Ibrahim Agah Muluku, Hon Daniel Ogazi , Hon Abdulaziz SK Danladi and Hon. Suleiman Yakubu Azara as members while the Secretary of the committee is Barr. Safiya Balarabe.