Benue assembly passes vote of confidence on Alia, Speaker

Benue State House of Assembly on Friday passed a vote of confidence on the Governor, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia and Speaker, Mr. Aondona Dajoh.

Moving the motion which led to the confidence vote, the member representing Mata State Constituency of Ushongo Local Government, Mr. Simon Gabo stated that since the assumption of office, Governor Alia has embarked on policies and programmes that have re-kindled the confidence of Benue people in governance.

Mr. Gabo revealed that within six months in office, the governor has stabilised the payment of salaries to workers and pensions to retirees, total rehabilitation of the dilapidated old assembly complex and the completion of some road projects.

He said for the governor to do all these within a very short time without borrowing funds from anywhere was an indication that he is utilising state resources effectively and transparently.

Seconding the motion, the House Chief Whip, Mr. Peter Ipusu, said the governor has also purchased quality vehicles for members and placed the welfare of state lawmakers to the front burner, adding that the Speaker also deserved a confidence vote owing to the effective manner in which he has led the House within the short time.

Ruling after a voice vote, the Speaker, Mr. Dajoh noted that the action of the House will no doubt boost the governor to higher performance and thanked the House for finding him and the governor worthy of the confidence vote.

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