Governor Abdullahi Sule with the Speaker of Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, in Lafia on Friday.
Cecilia Onah, Lafia
The Nasarawa State government has received palliatives from the Federal government of Nigeria, meant to mitigate the impact of the fuel subsidy removal across the 36 states of the country.
Governor Abdullahi Sule made the disclosure during a visit to the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, at his residence in Lafia on Friday.
He explained that the people of Nasarawa State like other states of the federation had been waiting for the palliatives promised by President Bola Tinubu in a recent nationwide broadcast, and expressed joy that the palliatives given to the state was already in his possession.
“The palliatives will be rolled out when Commissioners are inaugurated next week, to alleviate the sufferings occasioned by the removal of the fuel subsidy,” he said.
Sule commended the Speaker and members of the Assembly for the speedy confirmation of commissioner nominees recently sent to the House for screening, and assured of continued good working relationship between the executive and legislative arms of government.
He, however, hinted the Speaker that plans were ongoing to replace the commissioner nominee from Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Area, Haruna Musa, who had been indisposed for confirmation due to cogent reasons.
The Governor informed Rt. Hon. Abdullahi that upon his arrival after a private visit to the United States of America, he was told that the head of the state legislature was sick, hence the visit to wish him quick recovery.
“Good health, peace, unity and ease of life is what everybody wants. I am happy to see that you have improved and incorporated, we thank God for that. May God continue to keep us together in unity and good health,” he added.
Responding, Speaker Abdullahi appreciated the Governor for the visit, and assured him that the Assembly will continue to support the executive arm of government with legislations that would improve the business of governance for the growth and development of the state.
“Your Excellency we missed you so much while you were away. We thank God for your safe return. You just arrived yesterday and you decided to visit me today to sympathize with me, I cannot thank you enough.
“I want to assure you that the Honourable Members are with you. We will continue to support you to succeed and for the betterment of our people” the Speaker said.
Our correspondent reports that the State Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Aliyu Bello; the State Accountant General, Musa Ahmed Muhammed, among other stakeholders were at the Speaker’s residence to sympathize with him over his ill health.