By Beauty John, LAFIA
Nasarawa State House of Assembly Ad-hoc committee on COVID-19, Wednesday, summoned the state Deputy Governor, Dr Emmnauel Akabe, who doubles as the Chairman of the state Task Force on COVID-19, and the state Auditor General, Riyanu Lamus to appear before the committee on Thursday, 10th December and Tuesday, December 8th 2020 respectively.
Chairman of the committee, Hon Abdullahi Dahiru Angibi, announced the summon while briefing newsmen after an emergency meeting of the committee at the assembly complex in Lafia today.
Angibi disclosed that the summon was to enable them brief the committee on COVID-19 activities and its finances in the state so far.
“You will recall that on August 11th, 2020, the speaker of the state assembly Rt.Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi inaugurated a six-man Ad-hoc committee on COVID-19.
” This is to enable the committee monitor the activities of the State Task Force on COVID-19 .
” COVID-19 cases are still on not only in Nasarawa State, Nigeria but in the whole 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 furnish 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 said.
The lawmaker assured the people of the assembly’s commitment in ensuring accountability for the development of the state.