Nasarawa Assembly summons SSG, education commissioner

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly has summoned the Secretary to Nasarawa State Government (SSG), Aliyu Ahmed Tijani to appear before it today.

The House also summoned the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hajiya Fati Sabo to appear  and explain why renovation work at Government Secondary School, Mada Station has been abandoned.

Speaker of the House, Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, summoned the duo after Hon. Daniel Ogazi, chairman, House Committee on Education, raised the issue under matter of public interest during proceedings on Monday, in Lafia.

The speaker expressed dismay over the school project, which started in 2018, as presented before the House when the SSG was the state commissioner of education and was not completed.

“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,” he said.

He commended the education committee for ensuring that the right thing is done in the education sector.

“It is a wakeup 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 said

Earlier, 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.”

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