Jigawa Assembly suspends three LG chairmen for travelling to Rwanda without permission

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The Jigawa State House of Assembly has recommended suspension of three local government council chairmen for allegedly traveling outside the country without permission from the state executive or legislative.


The chairmen – Mubarak Ahmed of the Yankwashi Local Government Area; Rufai Sunusi, Gumel LGA; and Umar Baffa of Birniwa LGA – were accused of travelling to Rwanda.


The House took the decision after the Chairman House Committee on Local Government Affairs, Aminu Tsubut, presented a motion for the suspension of the affected council chairmen.


He explained that prior to their trip, the House had given an order for any local government council chairmen in the state not to travel anywhere due to the preparation of 2024 state appropriation bill and its presentation to the Assembly by the state governor, Malam Umar Namadi.


Tsubut said, “This is an act of insubordination and nonchalant attitude to the primary responsibility which must be investigated immediately.”


The members representing Malam Madori and Guri constituencies, Usman Abdullahi Tura and Hamza Guri respectively seconded the motion moved by Tsubut.


The House then unanimously approved for the suspension of the three local government chairmen and advised that the vice chairmen of the affected councils to take over.


The House also constituted a committee under the chairmanship of the Majority Leader of the House, Lawan Dansure, to investigate the matter and report back to the House within four weeks.



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