Nasarawa Assembly send strong warning to saboteurs of palliatives, says any actions taken to undermine distribution won’t be tolerated
Nasarawa State House of Assembly has warned Government officials and stakeholders that would be responsible for the distribution of the second phase of the palliative to the vulnerable people to be fair and just in the exercise.
The assembly said any actions taken to hinder or undermine the distribution of essential supplies of palliative will not be tolerated, saying is crucial to prioritize the well-being of those in need, especially during challenging times. By working together and supporting each other, we can ensure that palliative efforts reach the intended recipients and provide the relief they require.
This, the House said, was to ensure that the poorest of the poor get the palliative in order to improve on their standard of living.
Hon. Abel Yakubu Bala, the Chairman of the investigating Committee made the call when Commissioner for Humanatarian and that of Information, the Chairmen of Nasarawa and Doma LGAs as well as officials of Nassarawa Eggon LGA led by the Deputy Chairman, Overseers of Akun and Agidi Development Areas appeared today in Lafia.
Bala warned that the committee would not fold its hands and watch some people sabotaging Federal Government and Gov. Abdullahi Sule good intentions for the vulnerable ones in the state
” I want to warn that the House will not take it likely with any one found in diverting palliatives meant for the poor.
” As His Excellency, Gov. Abdullahi Sule has good intention for the vulnerable in the state, that is why he provided the palliative
” The palliative is only meant for the vulnerable ones in the state,” he said
The committee chairman also said that the House would bring to book any one found wanting to serve as deterent to others.
” We as Assembly we are partnering with His Excellency, Engr. A A Sule and diversion of palliative by anyone will not be tolerated by the House,” he said.
For the second time, the authorities of Nasarawa Eggon local government along with the commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism appeared before the committee to explain how the palliative was distributed in the area.
Meanwhile, the authorities of Doma local government who have also been involved in shifting blame on issues revolving around the distribution of the palliatives appeared for the third time where the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Dr Nawoni Aboki maintained his earlier position that no template was given for distribution in Ekye Development Area rather the stakeholders circumvented to ensure that the poorest of the poor got the item even as the committee challenged them to avoid the mistake in the second phase of the exercise.
Also appearing for the second time is the Executive Chairman of Nasarawa local government, Mohammed Sani Ottos, who apologized for altering the template for the distribution of the palliatives and promised to take correction in the second phase as the committee was pleased with his presentations and some pockets of achievements in the first phase of the exercise.