By TERYIMA ANDREW:
A serving legislator of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Mr. Gwottson Dalyop Fom has demanded to know, how funds allocated for tackling the coronavirus disease is spent in the state.
The Lawmaker, who represents Jos south, state constituency, made the demand in an open letter to the governor, which was obtained by Kakaaki Reporters on Wednesday, in Jos.
Mr. Gwottson also sought to know beneficiaries of the said funds allocated to the state from the federation account.
“Is there a list of those who have enjoyed the twenty thousand naira palliative from the Federal Government? If yes I will like to know which of my constituents got the money if any.m,” he asked.
The lawmaker’s open letter to governor Lalong demanded for details of financial spending in containing spread of the coronavirus into Plateau state, particularly on the intended fumigation of the entire state.
“How much has been approved for the exercise and who or which body made the approval? Was the Plateau State House of Assembly involved in the approval of a supplementary budget approval or did the money come another source that the Plateau people should be informed about?”
The open letter to the governor also asked how prepared Plateau state government is, to effectively tackle the virus should there be pandemic in the state.
“Has the government fully considered what the Corona Virus situation will portend and how it will affect the Plateau people especially the poorest of the poor amongst us?”
It therefore requested that “Plateau State government have to ensure that if there is a real danger of disease and hunger in Plateau State that we are prepared to deal with the situation in a very transparent and forthright manner?”
However, the Legislator congratulated the State Governor of not testing positive to the dreaded coronavirus disease, unlike his Bauchi, Kaduna and Oyo state counterparts.
“Mr. Governor Sir, we are happy with your confirmation of not being in any danger yourself after the scare of a few weeks back. May God continue to grant you heath and wisdom, especially at this time, to effectively pilot the affairs of state with wisdom and the fear of God.”