By Abel Daniel
Lafia —The Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Musa Mohammed, Thursday, accused the state Governor, Alhaji Tanko Al-makura of treating the House resolutions with scorn.
Mohammed made the accusation during a valedictory session to mark the end of the Fourth Assembly at the State House of Assembly complex, Lafia, the state capital.
“It is, therefore, unfortunate that the executive arm of government has elected to treat our resolutions with scorn or at best outright suspicion. This, I say is rather unfortunate, though not within my purview to fathom the reason behind the action of the state government.
“There is the often held notion by government officials or its agents that the resolutions do not have the force of the law and so can be treated with contempt,” he said.
Mohammed, however, cautioned the Executive to see the House resolutions as veritable legislative instrument which express the sentiments of the House or in other instances, give advice or directives to the executive.
He also asked the Executive to retrace its steps and take the resolutions seriously as they were the aggregation of the selfless and well thought out views of the members of the House.
“The House has created an additional committee that will appraise the performance of the state government with respect to resolutions passed.
“Henceforth the House will not hesitate to invoke the relevant sections of the 1999 Constitution to ensure that its resolutions are acted upon,” he added, pointing out that the Assembly has passed 30 bills in 12 months and made 52 resolutions, while 22 others were in their various stages of being passed.