School Projects Scam: NSHA Summons SSG, Education Commissioner

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has summoned a former Commissioner of Education and now, the Secretary to the Government of Nasarawa State (SSG), Alhaji Aliyu Ahmed Tijani to appear before the House on March 17 by 10am to explain why renovation work at Government Secondary school, Mada Station has been abandoned.The House also summoned the present Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hajiya Fati Sabo to appear before the House.Rt.Hon Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House summoned the Duo after Hon Daniel Ogazi, the Chairman, House Committee on Education raised the issue under the matter of public interest during the House proceedings in Lafia Monday.Balarabe Abdullahi said that it was sad and unfortunate that the school project started in 2018 as presented before the House was not completed.” I want to commend the mover of this motion and other members for your positive contributions on this very important matter.” It is very sad and unfortunate that those who are saddled with the responsibilities of ensuring that right things are done are abusing their responsibilities.” I want to commend the education committee for being up and doing as I have being following your activities towards ensuring that the right things are done in the education sector.” It is a rise up call to other committees to intensify their efforts in oversight to know what is happening in the health sector, Agriculture, Works, Water Resources among others, ” he saidEarlier, Ogazi (APC- Kokona East )the Deputy Majority Leader while presenting the matter said that the state government had approved N1billion in 2018 for the renovation of schools across the state.” It is sympathetic and unfortunate that classrooms in Government Secondary School, Mada Station have their roofs brought down without replacement living students studying under trees.” We discovered this during our oversight functions to Agidi Development Area in Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area of the state.”In the school, many classrooms projects awarded in 2018 by the ministry of education has their roofs brought down without replacement of those zinc and proper renovations living students studying under trees while some of buildings have been polled down by the rain”‘” I am calling on you Honourable members to support my motion so that the former Commissioner of Education, who is now the SSG, Alhaji Aliyu Ahmed Tijani and the present Education Commissioner to appear before this House to explain why renovation work at the school has stopped, ” he said.Hon Danladi Jatau (PDP- Kokona West), Minority Leader of the House seconded the motion, adding that something needs to be done to nib the matter on the bud.He described the situation as unfortunate while appealing to his colleagues to allow the present SSG and Commissioner for education to appear before the House on the matter.The House unanimously agreed to summon the SSG and the present education commissioner.

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