Nasarawa Assembly speaker tasks lawmakers on oversight function

Speaker, Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, Wednesday directed all the standing committees of the House to commence oversight function to all government Ministries, Agencies and Departments(MDAs) in the state.

He gave the directive during the House sitting in Lafia.

Balarabe said this was to ensure transparency, accountability and effective service delivery in the state.

He advised members against compromising with managements of MDAs while discharging their oversight functions.

He said that oversight functions were not a witch hunt but a constitutional responsibility that would enable lawmakers assess performance of those in charge of service delivery.

” I want to state it very clearly that  oversight function is not meant to witch hunt anybody or to harass anyone but to ensure that the right things are done for the betterment of our people and the entire state.

“Oversight functions offer us the opportunity to ensure managerial prudence in the overall interest of the general public.

” We must make certain sacrifices in the services of our people,for peace, progress and development of Nasarawa state” The speaker added.

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