By Muhammad Nasir, Sokoto.
The Sokoto State House of Assembly had constituted a nine-member committee to look into the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the state.
The Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Abubakar Magaji, who presided over the plenary of the Assembly on Tuesday, said that the committee would be chaired by the Majority Leader, Alhaji Malami Basakkwace.
Magaji said that the committee was mandated to contact the management of the Sokoto State University and the ASUU chapter of the state-owned institution.
“This is in order to find a lasting solution to the prolonged strike by ASUU, which remains a greater threat to our educational system,” he said.
Magaji listed other members of the committee as Bello Ambarura, the Minority Leader, Bello Idris (APC-Gwadabawa North), Sule Romo (PDP-Tambuwal West) and Maidawa Kajiji (APC-Shagari).
Others are Buhari Haliru (PDP-Sokoto North I), Tukur Bala (APC-Bodinga South), Abubakar Yabo (APC-Yabo) and Atiku Liman (PDP-Silame), while Garba Sani, the Deputy Director Legislative Services, will serve as the Secretary.
In another development, the Assembly adopted a motion of a matter of urgent public importance, calling on the state government and other relevant stakeholders to support victims of flooding in Kebbe Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
Moving the motion, Alhaji Abubakar Adamu (PDP-Kebbe) said that a heavy rainfall occurred on Saturday, which resulted in the flooding that submerged houses and destroyed food items.
“This incident led to the loss of properties and farmlands, worth millions of naira, in Umbutu village of Kebbe LGA,” he said.
The House, thereafter, called on the state government, relevant government agencies, donor agencies and affluent individuals to come to the aid of the victims.
Meanwhile, the Assembly have approved the request of Gov. Aminu Tambuwal to appoint 11 new Special Advisers.