Hon. Danladi Jatau, Deputy Majority Leader, Nasarawa State House of Assembly.

Cecilia Onah, Lafia

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Tuesday assured the executive arm of government of enhanced collaboration in order to improve on the general well-being of the people of the state.

The Deputy Majority Leader of the House and member representing Kokona West Constituency in the state, Hon. Danladi Jatau, gave the assurance when he led the delegation of the 7th Assembly to a Two day Retreat for Legislators and Executives with the theme” Improving Nutrition Funding:The Role of Legislators and Executives”, holding at the Ibom Icon Hotel and Golf Resort Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

Hon. Jatau said that the House leadership under Rt. Hon Ibrahim Abdullahi would continue to partner Governor Abdullahi Sule in order to promote peace, unity and speedy development in the state.

The Deputy Majority Leader appreciated the organizers of the event for the retreat , saying that it would enhance their skills for effective legislation and other activities.

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“This retreat is timely and apt as there is the need for legislators to enhance synergy with their governors for speedy development to be achieved in the country.

“We in Nasarawa State House of Assembly have assured our Governor of continuous effective synergy to improve on the standard of living of our people

“As our Governor, His Excellency, Engineer Abdullahi Sule is being up and doing to ensure the development of the state, the only way to achieve this development is for us the legislators to ensure enhanced synergy and collaboration because no state will experience speedy development if the executive and legislature are in logger heads,” he said.

Hon. Jatau further explained that Speaker Abdullahi had provided and still providing all inclusive leadership in the House, adding that effective partnership with Governor Sule will bring speedy development to communities across the state.

He assured of the House readiness to ensure proper budget allocation for the health sector especially on nutrition programs to achieve the set target.

Our correspondent reports that the retreat was organized by Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SSUN) for Five States which are Nasarawa, Niger, Kaduna, Kano and Lagos.

The retreat was declared open by the Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly and was scheduled for 10th to 11th July.

Some of the participants from Nasarawa State include; the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Finance, Emmanuel Alidzi, Acting Clerk of the State Assembly, Ibrahim Musa, state’s Director of Public Health, Dr Ibrahim Alhassan, among others.