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December 2, 2023

Jigawa Assembly Suspends 3 LG Chairmen

From Mika’il Tsoho Dutse

Jigawa state house of assembly has suspended three local government council chairman on all aged travelling outside the country without seeking permission from the state executive or legislative.

The suspended chairmen included Hon Mubarak Ahmed of Yankwashi local government, Hon Rufai Sunusi, Gumel local government and Hon Umar Baffa of Birniwa local government who was said to have traveled to Ruwand.

The House took the decision, after chairman House Committee on Local Government Affairs Hon Aminu Zakari Tsubut forwarded a motion for the suspension the affected council chairmen.

He narrated that, prior to their travelling, the house has give an order for the local government council chairmen in the state to not travel anywhere due to the preparation of 2024 state appropriation bill and it’s presentation to the assembly by the state governor Malam Umar Namadi.

Hon Tsubut described the action of the chairmen as insabordination , nonchalant attitude to the primary responsibility which ought to be investigated and punish according to the law.

The members representing Malam Madori constituency Hon Usman Abdullahi Tura and Member representing Guri Hon Hamza Guri seconded the motion moved by Hon Tsubut.

The House than unanimously approved for the suspension of the three local government chairmen and directed their vice to take over.

However the house constituted committee under the chairmanship of the Majority Leader of the house Hon Lawan Muhammad Dansure to investigate the matter and reported back to the house within 4 weeks for further action.

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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