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Nasarawa denies giving State lawmakers N11m each as Covid-19 palliative

By Simon Francis

 

The Nasarawa State Government has said that it did not give each of the 24 State Assembly members N11m as COVID-19 palliative to their constituents.

It, therefore, threatened to sanction those responsible for peddling such unfounded and malicious rumours in the social media.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Tijjani Aliyu Ahmed, on Wednesday.

The statement described the said report as “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.”

It however explained that vehicles were bought for the members of the State Assembly to facilitate their oversight functions in line with existing practice as provided by law and other extant regulations.

While calling on the people of the state to ignore such reports, the statement urged the public to, “also consider it as hand work of mischief makers bent on bringing disaffection on the already existing cordial relationship between the Executive and the Legislative arm of Government in the State.”

The State Government further appealed to the citizens to always seek clarification on government activities from appropriate quarters, warning that Government will not hesitate to sanction those spreading fake news.

Written by ExpressDay

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