By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
The Nasarawa State Government has denied reports trending on social media, alleging that each of the 24 members of the State Assembly, has been given the sum of N11m as COVID-19 palliative, to assist their constituents.
This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday, signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Tijjani Aliyu Ahmed.
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 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 dissaffaction 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.