From Esther Akaa, Lafia
Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA) is to embark on the assessment of the 2020 budget performance of Governor Abdullahi Sule’s administration to assess its level of implementation.
The Speaker of the House, Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, announced this on Wednesday during the House proceedings held in Lafia, saying the exercise will begin on Thursday, October 15, 2020.
Hon Balarabe Abdullahi further stated that the assessment would guide the House when the governor finally presents the 2021 budget to the House.
“The constitution empowers us to make laws and also to embark on oversight functions to check the activities of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the state.
“We are commencing oversight functions to MDAs on Thursday, 15th October, 2020 as His Excellency, Gov. Abdullahi Sule will present the 2021 budget to the House very soon and it will help us to assess the 2020 budget performance of the state.
Hon. Balarabe Abdullahi, however explained that the assessment was not meant to witch hunt anybody but to ensure that the right things are done in the interest of development in the state.
He, urged the House standing committees to be thorough during the exercise, ensuring accountability and transparency, adding that the activity would last for three weeks.