Despite there being no single ventilator in Nasarawa state, the state governor has bought cars worth N500 million for lawmakers, according to a report by DailyTrust.
According to the media outlet, despite the state lacking behind in health facilities amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Governor Abdullahi Sule bought 24 Toyota Hilux vehicles for state lawmakers, estimated at nearly N500 million.
Speaker of Nasarawa House of Assembly, Ibrahim Abdullahi, reportedly stated that Abdullahi gave the 24 Toyota Hilux to the lawmakers as official vehicles.
Some Medical and Health Workers in the state on Thursday protested non-payment of their March salary by Doma local government. They threatened to embark on industrial action from Friday, if they are not paid.
Nasawara has not reported any confirmed case of COVID-19 but it shares boundaries with Kaduna, Abuja, Kogi, Benue and Taraba. Abuja, Kaduna and Benue have 58, six and one confirmed cases respectively.