The Adamawa State House of Assembly has constituted a seven-member committee to investigate the recent boat accidents that claimed 26 lives in the Yola South and Fufore Local Government Areas of the state.
The Speaker, Mr Bathiya Wesley, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, on Tuesday in Yola.
He said the committee had been mandated to unravel the cause of the accidents and make recommendations to avert future occurrences.
Wesley said the committee would be headed by Mohammed Buba-Jijiwa.
Members of the committee, he said, were Kate Raymond-Mamuno, Suleiman Alkali, Umar Bobbo-Ismail, Japhet Hammanjabu, Kabiru Mijinyawa and Moses Yarima.
According to Wesley, the committee will engage local council chairmen and community leaders to sensitise the affected riverine communities to the imperative of using lifejackets while travelling on water.
“We expect them to report their findings to the House within seven days,” he said.