Political crisis brewing as Deputy Governor refuses to honour Assembly’s invitation


Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Mr Emmanuel Akabe, has shunned the invitation extended to him by the State House of Assembly Committee on COVID-19.

Akabe, who doubles as the state chairman, Task Force on COVID-19, was invited by the lawmakers to brief the house on how the state is fighting COVID-19 pandemic.

The Assembly on Wednesday threatened to invoke the relevant sections of the Constitution to compel the committee on COVID-19 to appear before its ad hoc committee.

This followed the inability of the state Task Force Committee on COVID-19 members to honour the invitation extended to them by the House Ad hoc Committee on COVID-19.

Chairman of the Assembly Committee and member representing Lafia Central, Dahiru Abdullahi Angibi, who stated these while briefing reporters, lamented that the House through its ad-hoc committee invited members of the Task Force Committee, but instead of honouring the invitation, they sent the secretariat officials.

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