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.
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).
|1||Yahaya Abubakar Sheti||Mokwa|
|2||Alhaji Hassan Mazakuka||Mashegu|
|3||Ibrahim Mani Ijah||Tafa|
|4||Yusuf Waili Gawu||Gurara|
|5||Ahmed Baba Suleiman||Borgu|
|6||Ishaya Yakubu Azaido JP||Paikoro|
|7||Saidu B. Nabara||Kontagora|
|9||Safiyanu Yahya Ibeto||Magama|
|10||Hon. Abubakar S. Gomna||Bosso|
|13||Nura Mohammad Garba||Agwara|
|14||Idris Ibrahim K.||Mariga|
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.