BY AHMED TUKUR, LAFIA – The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Ad-hoc committee investigating Mr. Stanley Buba, the Senior Special Assistant on Development Control to Governor Abdullahi Sule on Wednesday vowed that no amount of pressure will stop it from carrying out its assignment.
Addressing newsmen after the inauguration of the six man ad-hoc committee at the Assembly Chambers, chairman of the committee, Hon. David Maiyaki assured that no amount of pressure will make the committee succumb.
Maiyaki also said that the committee is determined to do a good job within the time frame, adding that no amount of intimidation will make its members derail on their responsibilities.
According to him; “As lawmakers we are determined to do the right thing, to make sure we represent our people and if we represent our people we must ensure the right thing is done”.
“I don’t think we will accept any pressure or be intimidated by any pressure. We are going to do our job provided we are doing it in the right way.
“Whether he is from the same place with the governor, we have a governor that is God fearing and prudent and ensures respect for the rule of law”.
Earlier, the Speaker of the Assembly, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe, said the House is not out to witch-hunt but to carry out its legitimate function.
Balarabe said; “The House was not satisfied with all positions as stated by Mr Stanley Buba. It was in that regard the House set up a committee to
investigate further”
“I want to make it very clear that we have tremendous confidence in this committee to investigate the activities of the SSA. I also want to make it clear that we are trying to sanitize the system, correct the wrongs, not harass or intimidate any government official,” the speaker added.

Mr. Buba, who appeared before the House of Assembly on September 9, 2020, accepted issuing approvals but said that the law establishing the Nasarawa Urban Development Board (NUDB) states that the Managing Director is the head of the organization that has the final say.

He was quick to add that his schedule of duty include issuing approvals.


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