The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has called on the Federal Government to provide relief materials for victims of recent flood disaster in the state.
The Speaker of the House, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, made the appeal after Alhaji Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader, raised the issue under matters of urgent public importance at plenary in Lafia on Monday.
Abdullahi said that the devastated effect of flooding across the state was colossal, hence the need for the intervention.
He said that such support would ameliorate effect of the disaster that wreaked havoc in many communities across the state.
“I want to use this medium to appreciate Hon. Tanko Tunga and all members for your contributions on this subject matter.
“I am also directly affected as 50 per cent of my people are living in riverine communities.
“The devastated effects of flood are huge across the state as many lives, animals, buildings, farm lands, among other properties, are destroyed.
“Many communities across the state affected by the flood are homeless, they are no longer living in their homes,” he said.
The speaker said that because of the effects of flood on the people, he is appealing to the state and federal governments to urgently provide relief materials to the victims.
“I also want to call on the state government to relocate communities affected by flood to a safer place for their comfortability and to improve on their standard of living,” he said.
The speaker also urged the state government to provide more funds to the Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA) to enable the agency discharge its duties effectively.
He however advised the national and state emergency agencies, Nasarawa Urban Development Board (NUDB) and the National Orientation Agency to be more proactive in their duties.
According to him, people should be sensitised on the dangers of flooding and ensure proper development control across the state.
In his contribution, Mr John Osewu (APC- Doma South) lamented how flood destroyed houses and properties especially among his constituents, rendering them homeless.
He also called for proper funding of NASEMA and urged NUDB to ensure proper development control in the state to avoid flooding.
Earlier, Tunga who raised the issue, said that the 2022 flood appeared to be worst.
“This year’s flooding has inflicted injuries on the lives of many people across the state.
“It has caused a lot of damages to people, destroyed houses and farmlands, even properties were also destroyed.
“I want to call on the government to see how it can alleviate the suffering of the flood victims across the state,” he submitted.
Mr Salihu Ena, the Nasarawa State Commissioner for Trade, Industry and Investment, has urged Nigerians to shun religious and ethnic politics during the 2023 general elections.
Ena made the call on Wednesday in a meeting with stakeholders and members of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Agbashi, Doma Local Government Area of the state.
He said that if Nigerians shun religious and ethnic politics, it would not only promote peace but would lead to emergency of competent leaders in the country.
The commissioner said that the meeting was aimed at mobilising support for the re-election of Gov. Abdullahi Sule and other APC candidates come 2023. “His Excellency, Gov. Abdullahi Sule has done so much and still doing well.
Let’s all support him to succeed beyond 2023. “This is to enable us and others enjoy more dividends of democracy,” he said.
He called on the members of the party to shun anti-party activities, embrace team work and work tirelessly for the victory of the party beyond 2023. The commissioner urged the people of the area and Nigerians to live in peace and tolerate one another irrespective of their affiliations.
Mr John Osewu, a member representing Doma South Constituency at the state legislature also urged the members of the party to continue to remain united for the victory of the party come 2023. Osewu, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary, lauded Sule for his developmental strides across the state.
The lawmaker urged the people of the area to support the governor, him and all other APC candidates to succeed beyond 2023. Mr Bello Akunza, the Overseer of Egye Development Area of the state also urged the members of the party to avoid anti-party activities.
He assured of his readiness to mobilise support for the governor and other APC candidates to succeed beyond 2023. (NAN
NAN) Mr John Osewu, member representing Doma South Constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has called on members of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to embrace team work and unity of purpose.
This, the lawmaker said, is to ensure the victory of the party at all levels during the 2023 General Elections and beyond.
Osewu, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary made the call during a meeting with APC members of Rukubi ward, Doma Local Government Area of the state on Thursday.
He said, “if members of the party embrace unity of purpose and remain united, it would ensure it’s victory at all levels.
” The lawmaker said that the meeting focussed on how to move the party to greater heights to ensure its victory in the area beyond 2023. ” I want to call on all of us to remain united and work tirelessly for the victory of our great party, APC, during the 2023 General Elections.
” I want to assure you of my continued determination to key into positive policies and programmes that would have direct bearing on your lives and the lives of others,” he said.
Osewu assured them of good and sound representation, if voted for another term in 2023. He called on the people of the constituency and the state at large to continue to support Gov. Abdullahi Sule and the APC to succeed in 2023 and beyond.
The lawmaker urged the people of the area to co-exist peacefully and tolerate one another irrespective of their religious or ethnic affiliations for development to thrive.
Also speaking, Mr Bello Akunza, the Overseer, Ekye Development Area of the state lauded Sule and the lawmaker for providing the dividends of democracy to the people of the area and the state in general.
Akunza called on the people of the area and the state to support Sule and the lawmaker to succeed in the coming elections.
The overseer reiterated his continued determination to embark on projects that would have direct bearing on the lives of the people of the area.
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Mr John Osewu, member, representing Doma South constituency in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has urged his constituents to promote peace in the interest of development.
Osewu, Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary, made the call at a stakeholders meeting in Ekye on Thursday.
He stated that communities in the area would achieve remarkable social development if the people exuded responsible citizenship.
”Tolerance, peace, law and order are critical to the development of any society.
We should learn to be our brother’s keeper.
”No society can achieve meaningful progress and development without peace and tolerance.
Let us avoid unlawful actions,” he said.
The lawmaker commended the Abdullahi Sule-led government for its commitment towards fighting crime and criminality.
He pledged to use his position as a lawmaker to promote peace and development in the constituency.
Earlier, the Overseer, Ekye Development Area, Mr Bello Akunza, said that the meeting was to emphasise the need for peace and mutual coexistence in the area.
He urged the stakeholders to support governnment policies, geared towards tackling crime and violence.
Akunza further said that the security of life and property in the area was the duty of every stakeholder.
”Let us work together to make our communities to be crime-free.
Avoid any act capable of causing panic and fear,” he said.
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Judiciary, has assured the state Ministry of Justice of its continued support to enable the judiciary to succeed in quick dispensation of justice.
This, the committee said, was in the interest of peace and for the overall development of the state.
Mr John Osewu, the Chairman of the Committee, gave the assurance when the management of the state Ministry of Justice appeared before the committee on its 2022 budget performance assessment.
Osewu said that the committee’s continued support had become imperative due to the importance of the ministry in ensuring dispensation of Justice in the state.
“We have invited you to assess your 2022 budget performance as we have appropriated funds for your ministry.
” The constitution has empowered us to oversight your activities to ensure that right things were done in the state.
” I want to assure you that we will continue to support you to ensure speedy administration of justice in the state.
“Your ministry is critical to justice and order for peace, progress and for the overall development in the state,” he said The chairman said that the committee would synergise with the ministry to take it to greater heights.
Earlier, Prof. Abdulkarim Kana, the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, appreciated the committee for its support to the ministry and called for its sustenance.
He also commended Gov. Abdullahi Sule for giving attention to the ministry to succeed.
” We are doing our best in ensuring quick administration of Justice and we will continue to ensure that there is justice in the interest of peace and development,” he said.
The commissioner, however, said that releases of funds were the major challenges affecting the ministry.
The management of Nasarawa State Judicial Service Commission, led by its Secretary, Mr Yahaya Yakubu, also appeared before the committee where he declared support for its success.