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Kogi Assembly summons commissioner, others over staff screening, bail, Paris Club funds 

 Kogi State House of Assembly on Tuesday at plenary summoned some key government officials to appear and explain how the screening exercise of workers in the state civil service was conducted between 2015 till date.
Those invited include the acting Head Of Service, State Accountant General, Chairman State Universal Basic Education Board, and the Commissioner for Finance
They were earlier summoned to the Assembly on 1st August 2017 before it was invaded by suspected thugs.
Moving the motion, Ahmed Mohammed (APC Ankpa 1) appealed to the house to approve 24th August, 2017 for the above officials to appear noting that it is long overdue.
Hon. Bello Hassan Balogun (Ajaokuta) who seconded the motion in his view maintained that it was pertinent for the course of good administration of the state
In his rulings, speaker Prince Mathew Kolawole while sustaining the motion, drew the attention of the lawmakers on a publication credited to an online media that the house has stopped the invitation of officials due to the House compromise.
According to him, such publication is mischievous and lacks credibility.
In another development, the Kogi state House of Assembly has directed the state ministry of health to investigate the cause of the strange disease in Yagba West Local government to prevent its spread to other parts of the state
This followed a motion of urgent public importance moved by the member representing yagba west constituency Oluwatoyin Lawal.
Lawal said it was worrisome that the exact cause of the disease was yet to be ascertained.
Seconding the motion Friday Ali (PDP Ofu Constituency) said the state government needs to act decisively to stop the spread of the disease.
Speaker Prince Mathew Kolawole in his ruling urged the state government to immediately send health personnels to Isanlu Esa cottage hospital.
He also directed the house committee on health to carryout immediate investigation into the problem.
Idris Ahmed, Lokoja
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