The Nasarawa State House of Assembly says that the six- man ad-hoc committee on COVID-19 set up by the House was to monitor the activities of the state Task Force on COVID-19 not to probe the state Deputy Governor,Dr Emmanuel Akabe who doubles as state chairman Taskforce on Covid-19
Hon Mohammed Adamu-Omadefu, the Chairman, House Committee on Information stated this while interacting with journalists in his office in Lafia today.
Adamu Omadefu (APC-Keana) said that the House decided to set up the ad-hoc committee on COVID-19 in order to carry out oversight functions towards fighting the pandemic in the state.
According to him, we need to correct the impression in some national dailies and online medium that the ad-hoc committee was set up to probe the state deputy governor, this is not true, hence the need for me to clear the air.
” The ad-hoc committee was set up to monitor the activities of the state Task Force on COVID-19 towards fighting COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
“It was set up in the best interest of the state as it was even the state deputy governor that has advised the House to set up the ad-hoc committee on COVID-19 in order to monitor their activities.
“We woke up this morning reading and seeing some reports in some national dailies and online that the House has set up the Ad-hoc Committee on COVID-19 to probe the deputy governor, this is not the target our target is to complement government efforts in the fight against Covid 19,” he said.
Adamu Omadefu commended Gov. Abdullahi Sule for his proactive step taken in tackling the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the state.
He assured of the Assembly’s commitment to support the government in the fight against the pandemic in ensuring that the people remain safe and for the overall development of the state.
It would be recalled that on Tuesday, July 28, the State Assembly constituted a six man ad-hoc committee to monitor the activities of the state Task Force on COVID-19.
Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House announced the constitution of the committee after Hon Daniel Ogazi moved a motion under the matters of public importance on the need for the House to have a committee in place to monitor the activities of the state COVID-19 Taskforce.