The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has unanimously agreed not to allocate any fund to the education sector in the 2015 appropriation year. The chairman House Committee on Works, Housing and Transport, Honourable Muhammed Muluku gave the hint in an interview.
Muluku who represents Nasarawa Eggon West said the N12.5 billion voted for the education sector when compared to the level of work executed done with it is nothing to write home about. What was obtainable on ground didn’t not commensurate with the money budgeted, he said.
“Our basis of not allocating any kobo to the education sector is not far-fetched from what we saw on ground. We will only allocate money to the education sector only if we were convinced by the governor when he appears to present the 2015 budget, he must review the performance of 2014.”
Speaking on the ongoing construction work of the newly established Taal Model Schools under the Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura’s administration, Hon. Muluku said the projects of the new school was not captured in the 2014 budget, as he also said that only N5 billion was earmarked for the construction of hostels in the state owned tertiary institutions was given approval to collect loan of N20 billion naira.
Speaking on the issue of N360 million naira earmarked for the construction of Lafia square and the ongoing N76 million for the construction of the Fire Service Headquarter in Lafia, Muluku said that the contracts lack legislative backing even as he said that expended was above the proposal.
According Hon. Muluku he said the House Members are waiting for the governor to review his 2014 budget performance and the position of the House would be taken urgently.
He said that story of Governor Al-Makura would have been history if not the intervention of the presidency to allow him to remain in office.
The lawmaker who had a landslide victory at the party primaries promised to sponsor bills that will have direct impact on the lives of the populace, he said will accord preference to the provision of basic facilities lacking in his constituencies, he listed some of his past achievements to include the distribution of over 10 vehicles, 100 motorcycles to party officials.
He also said he embarked on the construction of Boreholes in all electoral wards, Renovation of selected schools, grading of feeder roads linking Nasarawa Eggon-Alogani-Gale communities.
He also added that Wakma-Ogba benefited from Zinc and Rezomo and Alogani benefited with a bridge as hospital was built in Arugbadu and a Clinic was built in Nasarawa Eggon.
Moreso, Muluku said he gave out scholarships to scores of students at higher institutions of learning. He guaranteed that youth empowerment and job creation would be accorded topmost priority.