Faces Of 15 Suspended LG Chairmen Who Mismanaged Contract Financing Loans In Niger

Fifteen local government chairmen in Niger State were suspended by the Niger State House of Assembly on September 7, 2022, for allegedly mismanaging the capital project financing loans.

According to WikkiTimes’ findings, the suspended chairmen received funds along with their remaining 10 counterparts.

In a report presented to the house on Wednesday by the Ad-hoc committee to investigate the misappropriation, the suspension was necessary to enable the committee to discharge its legislative function without any hindrance.

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The report, presented to the Speaker of the house, Abdullahi Abdul Bawa Wuse, reads: “Sir, honourable members, at the plenary session No. 15 of Thursday, 5th July, 2022, the House considered a motion under matters of urgent public importance, calling on the house to set up an ad-hoc committee to properly investigate the capital project financing loans to the 25 local government areas (LGAs).

1Yahaya Abubakar ShetiMokwa
2Alhaji Hassan MazakukaMashegu
3Ibrahim Mani IjahTafa
4Yusuf Waili GawuGurara
5Ahmed Baba SuleimanBorgu 
6Ishaya Yakubu Azaido JPPaikoro 
7Saidu B. NabaraKontagora
8Danuima SuleimanWushishi
9Safiyanu Yahya IbetoMagama 
10Hon. Abubakar S. GomnaBosso
11Abdullahi Shuaibu, Suleja
12Abdullahi Ibrahim, Gbako
13Nura Mohammad GarbaAgwara
14Idris Ibrahim K.Mariga
15Bello BakoRijau

According to the report, the suspension is in line with the provisions of sections 128 and 129 of the 1999 constitution as amended, and section 90 of the Local Government Act, 2001 as amended.


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