Niger state assembly orders suspension of 15 LGA chairmen
The committee of the Niger state House of Assembly, which was established to examine contract financing loans of 25 local government councils has recommended that fifteen chairmen of local government councils be suspended.
Abdulmalik Madaki Bosso, chairman of the committee, stated that the decision to suspend LGA chairmen will allow for smooth and unhindered access by members of the committee to enable them to discharge their duties diligently.
The affected local government councils chairmen are those of Mokwa, Gbako, Suleja, Gurara, Tafa Paikoro, Bosso, Agwara, Borgu, Kontagora, Wushishi, Magama, Mariga, Mashegu, and Rijau.
He pointed out that this is consistent with sections 128 and129 of the Constitution of Nigeria 1999, as amended, as well as section 90 Subsection One A B and C of local governance 2001, as amended.
He claimed that many of the local government chairs suspended by the Niger State House of Assembly had taken the loan without following due processes, which he called unacceptable.
He said that the problem added to the difficulties in running the local government administrations in the state.
Channels Television reported that Abdulmalik Madaki Bosso added that the deduction of N8m each from local government councils for loan repayment be suspended for the failure of the ministry to obtain house resolution as provided in Section 97 Subsection One of the Local Government Councils 2001, as amended.