By Beauty John, LAFIA
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Monday, summoned the State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) to appear before its Committee on Wednesday, 24th Feb., 2021, to provide necessary information regarding the upcoming local government election in the state.
The house also wants the state election body to give a definite date for the LG election as the uncertainty is beginning look worrisome.
Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, gave the directive after Hon Daniel Ogazi (APC- Kokona East), the Deputy Majority Leader of the House brought the issue under the Matters of public importance during the House proceedings in Lafia, the state capital.
Balarabe Abdullahi said it is necessary and important for the state electoral body to brief the house on the definite date as people of the state are asking questions.
” This is an important issue that has to do with our state, has to do with our people as local government election is key to the lives of our people.
” It is in view of this, that we are directing NASIEC to appear before the House standing committee on NASIEC on Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 by 10 am to brief the House on its preparedness on the conduct of the local government election in the state,” he said.
Earlier, Hon Daniel Ogazi ( APC- Kokona East) while moving a motion to that effect called on his colleagues to support his motion to enable NASIEC to brief the House on the level of its preparedness towards the conduct of the local government council election in the state.
“We need to summon NASIEC to brief us on its level of preparedness and definite date for the conduct of the local government election in the state.
” This will enable us to feed our people at the grassroots as their representatives on when local government election in the state will be conducted,because people are asking questions,” the lawmaker said.
Mohammed Ibrahim Muluku ( APC- Nassarawa Eggon East) supported Ogazi’s motion, adding that people at the grassroots would be happy to know the definite date for the conduct of the local government election in the state.
In another development, the House slated 10th May, 2021 for the passage into law a Bill for a Law to Establish Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Nasarawa State and for other Matters Related Thereto.
The speaker slated the date after Hon Tanko Tunga ( APC- Awe North) , the Majority Leader of the House moved a motion for the adoption of the report of the House Standing Committee on Health on the bill which was seconded by Hon Danladi Jatau ( PDP- Kokona West) , the Minority Leader of the House.