From Esther Akaa, Lafia
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has expressed satisfaction with the harmonious working relationship existing among the three arms of government in the state, saying it has contributed to growth and development of the state.
Sule made this known on Wednesday at the unveiling and launching of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Compendium which chronicled its journey since inception in 1999.
The governor, represented by his deputy, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, said the cordiality existing among the Executive, the Legislative and the Judiciary in the state has contributed immensely to the actualisation of his administration’s policies and programmes for the benefit of the citizens of the state.
He, thanked the legislative and judicial arms of government, as well as the people of the state for supporting his administration to succeed and called on them to sustain the tempo.
Sule, who described the Assembly’s maiden compendium as a historical property and source of inspiration for future generations, commended the Speaker of the House, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe -Abdullahi for initiating the idea.
“I want to congratulate the Speaker, principal officers and honourable members for putting these material together. As this compendium will not only benefit us only but including our future generations,” he said.
He, therefore, appreciated the ayssembly for given his administration all the necessary support and cooperation to succeed and called for its sustainance.
In a goodwill message, the state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr John Mamman, who congratulated the speaker and members for the achievement, said the compendium will serve as a record of history for the House of Assembly.
The state APC chairman, therefore, passed a vote of confidence on the state house of assembly, saying that it has been rated as one of the best in the country.
He, therefore, urged the assembly to continue to support the Governor Sule led administration to enable the governor succeed beyond 2023.
On his part, the Chairman of the Occasion and former Speaker of the House of Assembly, Dr Musa Mohammed, lauded both the executive and the legislative arms of government for maintaining good and cordial working relationships geared towards peaceful co-existence and development in the state.
The former speaker urged the present Assembly to give the executive arm of government their total support and cooperation to enable them succeed.
Earlier, Speaker of the House, Alhaji Balarabe Abdullahi, said the compendium was a historical record of immense legislative values and was the first of its kind in the State House of Assembly since the advent of democracy.
“We are here today to unveil and launch a compendium on the state legislature. This publication sets out to give a synopsis of the major activities, events and people that left indelible impacts on the journey of the state Assembly since its inception in 1999.
“We came here to present to our leaders and by extension the public, a historical record of immense legislative values being the first of its kind in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly since the Advent of democracy.
“Having known that as a leader, three judgements awaits one, that is the judgement of God, the judgement of the people and the judgement of posterity and in my attempt to fulfill my obligations in line with the judgment and posterity that await me as a leader of the state Assembly I came up with the idea to do a compendium,” he said.
He, therefore, acknowledged the efforts of the past speakers and members of the House, even as he assured of the Assembly’s continued commitment and support to Governor Sule and other apparatus of government to enable them succeed.
The Voice reports that the unveiling and launching of the compendium entitled: “Nasarawa State House of Assembly Compendium 2022, The Journey So Far, 1999- 2022,” was attended by prominent personalities including former lawmakers in the state.