The Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has advised the House Standing Committees against compromising while carrying out oversight functions to Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies ( MDAs)in the State.
This, he said, was in the best interest of the State and for speedy development to thrive.
The Speaker gave the advise during the House proceedings today in Lafia.
The Speaker urged the lawmakers to take the exercise with all seriousness its deserves.
” The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria empowered the House to embark on Oversight Functions in order to check the activities of MDAs.
” Since it is a constitutional responsibilities, we must carry out this responsibilities, exercise with all sense of seriousness.
” This is to know the performances of Ministries, Departments and Agencies ( MDAs).
” We appropriated funds to MDAs and we needs to know how such funds are expended for the benefit of our people
” I give you two weeks for the oversight functions commences today,” he said.
Balarabe Abdullahi said that the oversight functon was not to witch hunt anybody but to ensure that the right things are done for the overall development of the state.
He explained that the exercise is supposed to be a quarterly one but do to line up of activities before the end of year which ranged from party conventions and primaries it could not hold.
” In the process of the oversight function, they might be side talk, hear say, but do your job as expected and as enshrined in the constitution,” he added.
The Speaker urged the management and staff of MDAs to give their necessary support and cooperation to the various House Standing Committees to enable them succeed.
The House Leader Hon. Umar Tanko Tunga moved a motion for the House to proceed on Two weeks oversight functions which was seconded by the Minority Leader Hon. Abel Yakubu Bala.