The Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Honorable Ibrahim Balarable has told the state Governor, Abdullahi Sule that the State House of Assembly is not in conflict with the executive arm of government rather are in full support of the Governor’s stride to effect changes in governance.
The Speaker stated this in his speech during a stakeholders meeting to commemorate the 24 years Anniversary of the creation of Nasarawa State tagged ” The Summit of Arms” Examining the role of the arms of Government on the Security and Economy of Nasarawa State.
He recalled the impasses between the Managing Director of the Nasarawa Urban Development Board,Adamu Sule, and the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Development Control, Arch. Stanley Buba over the schedules of the two officers.
According to him, “the lawmakers invited the two over the wranglings in NUDB and Development Control and the SSA denied signing any documents and we discovered that vast of the documents before the committee are duly signed by him, Stanley Buba.
The Speaker further maintained in his speech that the Assembly did not suspend the SSA on Development Control rather he was asked to step aside to allow for proper investigation of his activities in the office.
The Speaker also clear the air on why the Assembly write the Governor to fire the former Secretary to the State Government Ahmed Tijjani Aliyu and the suspension of the Council Chairman of Nasarawa Local Government, Hon. Mohammed Ottos
“When the Chairman appeared before the Assembly and pleaded he was immediately directed to resume his duty”.
Ibrahim Balarabe said the two arms of government, The executive and the Legislative arm of government are working towards one goal, which he said to ensure good governance.
He gave kudos to Engineer Abdullahi Sule for placing the state at the fast lane of development especially in the area of security of lives and properties of the people as he reeled the numbers of kidnapping that took place in the recent times ranging from the attacked meted on the state Deputy Governor, Emmanuel Akabe.
He said the Assembly passes series of bills into law like the anti-kidnapping law, the Child Right Act, Vigilante’s law as well appropriation bills into law.
He further explained that a bill prohibiting rape and cultism is underway.
The Speaker expressed concern over the inability of Ministries, Department, and Agencies in dishing out viable information over budget performance.
“Anytime the Assembly wrote to MDA’s of oversight function, almost all the affected authorities would be jittery over our visit which was constitutional”.
He insisted that only the right thing are done.