Group calls for truce between the Executive, Legislature in Nasarawa

Tanko Almakura, Nassarawa State Governor

Nasarawa’s Executive and legislative arm are at loggerheads.

A group under the aegis of Nasarawa Concerned Youth Forum, on Tuesday called for stronger collaboration between the executive and the state assembly for the development of the state.

Isiyaka Shuaibu, chairman of the group, while addressing members in Lafia, said that dialogue rather than confrontation would guarantee the development of the state. He admonished members of the state assembly to shelve political differences and engage in objective and constructive criticism that would enhance good governance.

He maintained that Governor Umaru Al-Makura’s achievement deserves commendation, adding that any criticism from members of the assembly should be seen to be objective and not sentimental.

“It is understood that the House of Assembly has the constitutional right to criticise but not everything without recourse to quality service delivery and provision of basic infrastructure, ” Mr. Shuaibu said.

He, therefore, appealed to the assembly to ‘bury the hatchet’ and allow peace to reign rather than over heat the polity through their actions and utterances.

He urged the youth to remain law abiding and shun all forms of violence and engage in profitable ventures in order to better their lot and the society.

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly had last week, summoned Governor Al-Makura to appear before the assembly on August 27 to explain why he failed to honour resolutions of the assembly.

The lawmakers had demanded that the state government should reinstate the management of the state university sacked last February, as well as disengaged staff of the state’s transport service and those of the Nasarawa Newsday newspaper.


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