The attention of Nasarawa State Government has been drawn to an online publication that has gone viral in the social media such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter alleging that the State Government has given each of the 24 members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly the sum of #11,000,000,00 (eleven million Naira) as COVID-19 palliative for either distribution or procurement of food items for their respective constituents.
Government wishde to state that, this story is untrue, false and malicious aimed at, not only tarnishing the image of our Honourable members, but also that of His Excellency, the Governor of Nasarawa State.
I therefore, like to urge the general public, especially the good people of Nasarawa State to, not only disregard the report, but also consider it as hand work of mischief-makers bent on bringing dissaffaction on the already existing cordial relationship between the Executive and the Legislative arm of Government in the State.
However, Government wishes to acknowledged that, commissioned vehicles ( Hilu Pick- up van) were procured by the state Government for the oversight function of the members of Nasarawa State House of Assembly recently, which is in line with existing practice as provided by law and other extant regulations.
In conclusion, Government will like to appeal to the good people of Nasarawa State to always seek and verify information on the activities and programmes of Government from the appropriate quarters as Government will not hesitate to take decisive measures against individual or groups spreading false information to the public.
Tijani Aliyu Ahmed
Secretary to the Government of Nasarawa State
15th April, 2020.