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Kaduna Assembly Suspends 2 Local Govt Chairmen Over Fund Misappropriation

By: Rahila Abdullahi, Kaduna

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

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

According to him, the House can no longer continue to watch while the council chairmen continue to flout the state’s local government guideline

Chokali moved the motion that the house conduct an investigation into the matter as he urged the house to suspend the two chairmen in order to conduct a smooth and proper investigation.

He said that the chairmen should hand over the affairs of the local government councils to their deputies.

The sitting, which was presided over by the Speaker, Alhaji Yusuf Zailani, subsequently suspended the two chairs.

The House directed the House Committee on Local Government to carry out the investigation and make a report later.

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