Nasarawa Assembly constitutes 7-man committee to investigate alleged diversion of palliatives.

Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi
Former Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi

By DANJUMA JOSEPH, Lafia –

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has inaugurated a 7-man committee to investigate the alleged diversion of palliatives by government officials and stakeholders in the state.

The Speaker, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, inaugurated the committee on Monday at the conference hall of the Assembly complex in Lafia.

The Speaker urged the committee to do a thorough investigation to unravel alleged diversion of the palliatives meant for the poor of the poorest in the state.

“You will recall that yesterday, the member representing Doma South Constituency Hon Musa Ibrahim Abubakar raised this matter on the alleged diversion of palliatives meant for the poor by those involved in the distribution.

“The House deliberated on the matter and came up with this 7-man committee, hence the need for your inauguration this morning.

” The purpose of this committee is to unravel alleged diversion of palliatives by those involved in the distribution, ” he said.

The Speaker urged the committee not to compromise while discharging their duties.

“As I said, we were elected to represent our various constituencies. We are indeed the voices and eyes of our people and we must protect and promote their interest and welfare at all times. Please don’t compromise in your duties and you should be fair and just in your findings/assignment.

” In the course of your assignment, if you discover that Mr Speaker is found wanting, don’t hesitate to bring it to the public domain, say it the way it is, ” he said.

Responding, Rt. Hon Abel Yakubu Bala, the Deputy Speaker of the House, who is the Chairman of the committee, appreciated the Speaker and the House for the confidence reposed in them.

The committee chairman pledged not to compromise while discharging their duties, while calling on members of the public to avail the committee with more useful information on diversion of palliatives in their areas.

 

” I want to promise Mr Speaker and Hon members that by the grace of God this committee will not compromise in our assignment.

 

“Also, by God’s grace, Justice will be done as we will give fair hearing to all those involved, ” he said

 

Those inaugurated included Hon Abel Bala, the Deputy Speaker of the House as Chairman, Hon Musa Ibrahim, Hon Barr Esson Mairiga, Hon Hajara Danyaro, Hon Luka Zhekaba, the Minority Leader of the House, Hon Daniel Ogazi and Hon Danladi Jatau as members of the committee and the Secretary of the committee is Barr. Safiya Balarabe.

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