Former members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly from First to Fifth Assembly as well as those from the then Plateau State House of Assembly from the State today paid a solidarity visit to the Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi.
The former lawmakers under the Association of Former House of Assembly Members were led by the association’s Chairman and Speaker of the Fourth and Fifth Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon. Musa Ahmed Muhammed.
No doubt that the elections in the 24 State constituencies in Nasarawa State have been done and dusted and ahead of the inauguration of the 7th Assembly, former State lawmakers were at the assembly complex to congratulate, the Speaker Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi for his re-election.
The visitors made up of former lawmakers from the first to the 5th assembly including those from the then Plateau State House of Assembly from the State led by the former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Musa Ahmed Muhammad said the present Speaker for the past 8 years has spearheaded a rancour free assembly that has translated to harmonious working relationship between the legislative and executive arms of government, hence their visit to identify with him.
“Our elders said when you see a House is peaceful, that means there is justice in that house” the former Speaker said.
“Nasarawa State House of Assembly is one of the most peaceful, organized and performing state assembly in the whole county, we appreciate you for that, we give you kudos for that, we are proud of you because not easy to manage a house of equal, to manage 24 Wise Men, keep the flag flying “He added.
The former legislators said they are not surprised that Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi was re-elected in the just concluded polls given his track records of achievement in the handling of the gavel which has propelled the state government to implement resolutions that are transforming the state.
Responding, the Speaker Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi appreciated the unity that is existing between the former and present legislators and sued for its sustenance, saying under his watch, the 5th and 6th assembly aside carving an image for the legislative arm in the State, strengthened harmonious working relationship between the legislative and executive arms of government.
Balarabe assured his visitors that he is working towards revolutionizing the legislative processes in the state to entrench good governance and accountability for posterity.
He revealed that Governor Abdullahi Sule has passion and respect for the legislative institution and has done well for the state assembly.
“You can see a lot of transformation in the House, there was never a time that I will take the House request to the Governor that he will not give it express consideration” the Speaker said.
Some former members who spoke, Hon Anthony Obande, Hon. Peter Mbuchu, Hon. Muhammed Baba Ibaku, Hon Mary Enwongulu , Hon Bala Moskolo, Hon. Abdulhamid Kwara among others commended the Speaker’s foresight and outstanding leadership qualities in piloting the affairs of the House.
They also acknowledged the decorum of the 6th assembly calling on the incoming 7th assembly to follow suit for the interest of the State and its people.