Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Cecilia Onah, Lafia

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has approved the request of Governor Abdullahi Sule for the appointment of 20 Special Advisers.

The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi announced the approval during an emergency sitting of the House on Thursday in Lafia.

The Speaker said that the speedy approval was to enable the Governor appoint the 20 Special Advisers that would assist him in achieving his administration’s good policies and programmes in the state.

He said, “His Excellency has sent request for the appointment of 20 Special Advisers that will assist him in the consolidation of his policies and programmes

“After extensive deliberation on His Excellency’s request, the request is hereby granted by this Honourable House.”

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The Speaker assured of the House readiness to partner with the executive arm of government in order to ensure speedy development of the state.

In their separate contributions, Rt. Hon. Jacob Kudu ( APC- Nassarawa Eggon East), Hon. Danladi Jatau ( APC- Kokona West), Hon. Suleiman Azara ( APC- Awe South), Hon. Larry Ven Bawa ( APC- Akwanga North), Hon. Solomon Akwashiki (SDP- Lafia Central), Hon. Musa Ibrahim Abubakar( NNPP- Doma South), Hon. Hajara Danyaro (APC- Nasarawa Central), among others gave full support of the Assembly to approve the request of the Special Advisers.

The lawmakers said the appointment of the Special Advisers would ensure speedy development across the 13 Local Government Areas of the State.

Earlier, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi announced that Governor Abdullahi Sule had approved a total renovation of the assembly complex.

He said the effort of the Governor was in line with the State Government’s commitment to create an enabling environment for the lawmakers and other staff for effective service delivery, adding that the Ministry of Works would soon commence the work at the assembly complex.

“We are proceeding on recess today June 8, 2023, to resume on July 10, 2023, to enable the Ministry of Works renovate the House as approved by His Excellency, Governor Abdullahi Sule,” he said

Our correspondent reports that during the House proceedings, the Majority Leader, Hon Mohammed Adamu Omadefu (APC- Keana), moved a motion for the House to proceed on recess, while the Minority Leader, Hon. Musa Ibrahim Abubakar ( NNPP- Doma South), seconded the motion.

It would be recalled that an election for the speakership position which took place on Tuesday, produced two Speakers of the assembly, namely; Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi and Daniel Ogazi.

While Abdullahi who is the immediate past Speaker of the House, held his election at the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, and got 11 votes from members-elect, Ogazi scored 13 votes in the election which took place at the assembly complex out of the 24 members-elect who casted their votes for the both contestants.