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COVID-19 fund: Nasarawa Assembly probes Deputy governor, Akabe, to appear before Committee



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By Abubakar Lawal Lafia

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Ad-hoc Committee on COVID-19, has summoned the Chairman of the State Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Emmnauel Akabe, who is the state deputy governor to appear before the committee on Thursday, Dec.10, 2020.

The Committee also summoned the state Auditor General, Riyanu Lamus to appear before the Committee on Tuesday, Dec. com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js">

8, 2020.

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This was disclosed by the House Committee chairman on COVID-19, Abdullahi Dahiru Angibi, in a interactive session with journalists shortly after an emergency meeting of the committee at the Assembly complex in Lafia on Wednesday.

“We summoned the deputy governor to account for COVID-19 financial status in the State. He added.

“You will recall that on August 11th, 2020, the Speaker of the State Assembly, Balarabe Abdullahi inaugurated this 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 .

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“COVID-19 cases are still on not only in Nasarawa State, Nigeria but in the whole world.

“For this reason, the Ad-hoc Committee invited the state Chairman on COVID-19 to appear before this committee on Thursday 10th December,2020 to give us a breakdown on financial status.

“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.

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The Chairman of the Committee, has assured the people of the State of the House continued commitment to ensure that the right things are done for the overall development of the state.

It would be recalled that on August 11th, 2020, the Speaker of the State Assembly inaugurated the six-man Ad-hoc Committee on COVID-19 to monitor the activities of the State Task Force on COVID-19 under the chairmanship of the State Deputy Governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe.

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