The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has reduced the number of Special Advisers sent to it for approval by Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura from 20 to 16.
The Assembly passed the resolution after deliberating extensively on the motion moved by Godiya Akwashiki (PDP-Nasarawa Eggon West) at the floor of the House in Lafia.
Godiya, who is also the Deputy Speaker of the House, submitted that the present economic situation of the country, and the state in particular, calls for a reduction in the number of the Special Advisers from 20 to 16.
“My colleagues, Gov. Tanko Al-Makura is requesting the House to approve 20 Special Advisers that will assist him in running the affairs of the state”.
“Our function is to give approval based on the economic and the financial position of the state government and I want to move a motion to enable the house approve only 16 Special Advisers out of the 20 as requested by the governor” he said.
Alhaji Abubakar Imam (APC-Lafia Central) seconded the motion for the house to approve only 16 out of 20 Special Advisers.
“Based on the present economic and financial situation the state is presently facing, especially as regards the payment of local government and primary school teachers salaries, I second the motion to reduce the number of Special Advisers from 20 to 16.