Two Kaduna LG chairmen suspended for embezzlement

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The Kaduna State House of Assembly has suspended the chairman of Chikun Local Government Area, Salasi Musa, and his counterpart in Giwa LGA, Abubakar Lawal, over alleged misappropriation of funds.

The lawmakers took the decision at their sitting on Tuesday following a motion by Ahmed Chokali, the member representing Zaria Kewaye Constituency.

He said the House could no longer continue to watch while the council chairmen disregarded the state’s local government guidelines.

Mr Chokali moved the motion that the House investigate the matter. “I stand here to move the motion that this House should conduct an investigation under Section 128 of the constitution to investigate the affairs of the two local government areas.”

He also urged the House to suspend the two chairmen to conduct a smooth and proper investigation, and ordered that the chairmen hand over the affairs of the local government councils to their deputies.

The sitting, which was presided over by the Speaker, Yusuf Zailani, subsequently suspended the two chairs and directed the House Committee on Local Government to carry out the investigation and make a report later.

(NAN)

 

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