Nasarawa Assembly suspends screening of commissioners

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The Nasarawa State House of Assembly, on Monday suspended the screening of 16 commissioner-nominees submitted to it for confirmation by Governor Tanko Al-Makura for security reasons.

The State Assembly took the decision following a motion by a legislator Daniel Ogazi representing Kokona East, who notified the house about an alleged attack on him and threat to other members, while on official assignment.

Ogazi said the attack poses security risk to life of all the lawmakers, urging the assembly to suspend the screening exercise.

Ogazi, who doubles as the Chairman, Assembly Committee on Education, said that adequate security must be provided to the legislators in view of the threat to their lives.

Mohammed Muluku, who represents Nassarawa Eggon East under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, seconded the motion, urgeing the assembly to accept the prayers contained in the motion after expressing his concern.

The House unanimously adopted the motion to suspend further screening of the commissioner-nominees pending guarantee of their safety.

The Speaker, Ibrahim Balarabe, urged the state government to give the lawmakers adequate security so as to enable them discharge their responsibilities without hindrance.