Nasarawa Assembly Sets-up Committee To Monitor Akabe-led Taskforce

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has constituted a six man Ad-hoc committee to monitor the activities of the State Taskforce on COVID-19.

Cross-section of Honourable Members during today’s seating

Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House announced the constitution of the committee after Hon Daniel Ogazi moved a motion under the matters of public importance on the need for the House to have a committee to monitor the activities of the state COVID-19 task force.

Balarabe Abdullahi said that the constitution of the committee would enable the House have first hand information on the activities of the State taskforce on COVID-19 for peace and development to thrive.

Cross-section of Honourable Members during today’s seating

“This is a good motion and I wish to set-up an Ad-hoc committee to monitor the activities of the State COVID-19 task force committee as follows.

“Hon Abdullahi Angibi of Lafia Central Constituency is the Chairman of the committee and Hon Usman Labaran Shafa of Toto/Gadabuke constituency is the Vice Chairman of the committee.

“Other members of the committee are Hon Ibrahim Muluku, Hon Daniel Ogazi, Hon Abdulaziz Danladi, Hon Suleiman Yakubu and the Secretary of the committee is Barr Safiya Balarabe, ” he said.

Balarabe Abdullahi urged the committee to be up and doing in monitoring the activities of the State Covid19 Taskforce to ensure that they are in the know of what the committee is doing in the interest of peace and development of the State.

Earlier, Hon Daniel Ogazi (APC-Kokona East), the Deputy Majority Leader of the House while moving a motion for the constitution of the committee urged his colleagues to support his motion.

“Globally, leaders are working hard to find solution to curb COVID-19 pandemic .

“There is the need for us in the House to have an Adhoc Committee in order to monitor the activities of the State COVID-19 taskforce , how are they doing in ensuring that we tackle the menace in the State so that our people will remain safe , ” he said.

Hon Ibrahim Muluku (APC-Nassarawa Eggon East) seconded the motion on the need for the House to set up an Adhoc committee in order to monitor the activities of the state Taskforce on COVID-19.

It would be recalled that in June, the Akabe-led Covid19 Taskforce said it had at that time, spent N536,156,000.00 in fighting the novel coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Dr Emmanuel Akabe, Deputy Governor of the State and Chairman of the State Covid19 Task Force, made the disclosure in Lafia, while updating newsmen on the activities of the committee. 

The House also proceeded on sallah break after today’s seating to resume on 17th August, 2020.

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