Jigawa Assembly Suspends 4 LG Chairmen For Misconduct

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Jigawa State House of Assembly has suspended four local government chairmen from office for alleged misconduct.
This followed the adoption of the report of the House Committee on Local Government oversight visits to the 27 councils of the state at plenary yesterday.
Presenting the report, the committee’s chairman, Malam Aminu Zakari (APC/Gwiwa), urged the House to suspend the chairmen of Auyo, Dutse, Gumel and Ringim councils for misconduct.
Zakari said the committee’s findings indicated that the chairmen were involved in misconduct, negligence and misappropriation of public funds.
“That this honourable House should consider the suspension of chairmen of Auyo, Dutse, Gumel and Ringim from office for the suspicious allegations of misconduct, negligence of duties and injudicious spending of public without justification.
“This is in line with the provision of the Local Government Law (CAP L8) of Jigawa State 2012, as well as Financial Memorandum.
“Subsequently, the committee directed the vice chairmen of the affected councils to take charge of their affairs,” he said.
Also, while advising the Ministry of Local Government to direct all the 27 councils to improve on their administrative and financial duties, the committee directed the ministry to serve Gwaram and Kazaure councils with strong warning letters for their failure to comply with the financial memorandum in discharging their duties.
The committee, however, recommend that Taura and Guri councils chairmen be given commendation letters for their full compliance with administrative and financial regulations in their duties. (NAN)


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