Don’t use con­tract awards to as­sess me — Plateau Speaker

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Bashir Li­man, Jos

The Speaker, Plateau State House of As­sem­bly, Hon. Peter Ajang Azi, has said he doesn’t have power to award or ex­e­cute con­tracts.

The speaker said this in a state­ment signed by his Di­rec­tor, Press Af­fairs, Atang Izam Atang, and made avail­able to news­men in Jos yes­ter­day.

He said his at­ten­tion was drawn to a pub­li­ca­tion by one Ha­roon Yusuf Abba in the Daily Trust news­pa­per of Mon­day July 10, 2017 which ac­cused him of per­form­ing below par.

He said he de­cided to re­act due to the ma­li­cious con­tent of the let­ter and to put records straight.

The state­ment said it was un­der the lead­er­ship of the speaker that the house passed 17 bills into law, con­sid­ered 30 mo­tions and brought 28 mat­ters of ur­gent pub­lic im­por­tance to the fore.

“Among my achieve­ments are the ren­o­va­tion of a four class­rooms, con­struc­tion of drainage of about 300 me­tres, pro­vi­sion of 70 desks to an Is­lamiyya Pri­mary School and fa­cil­i­tat­ing of ad­mis­sions of stu­dents into univer­sity,” the state­ment read.

He ad­vised the politi­cians to re­frain from hir­ing youths and turn­ing them into agents of de­struc­tion through po­lit­i­cal thug­gery, writ­ing false pub­li­ca­tions and the as­sas­si­na­tion of hard ac­quired rep­u­ta­tions of in­di­vid­u­als.

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