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Niger State Assembly proposes suspending 15 LG chairmen for making loans without following the proper procedures.

 The committee of the Niger state House of Assembly that was established to investigate the contract financing loans to the twenty-five local governments has recommended that fifteen chairmen in the state be suspended from their positions.

The House came to this conclusion in order to ensure that the committee will have easy and unimpeded access to carry out its responsibilities in the most efficient manner possible.

During the presentation of the report, the Chairman of the Committee, Abdulmalik Madaki Bosso, stated that the fifteen council Chairmen include Mokwa Gbako, Suleja Gurara, Tafa Paikoro Bosso, Agwara Borgu, and others. Kontagora Wushishi Magama Mariga Mashegu and Rijau.

He stated that the action was in accordance with the provisions of sections 128 and 129 of the constitution of Nigeria 1999, as amended, as well as the provisions of section 90 subsection 1a, b, and c of the local government law 2001, as amended. He also stated that the amendments to these provisions were in line with the move.

According to the chairman of the committee, most of the suspended Councils Chairmen have collected the loan without following the necessary process, which he stated is unacceptable by the House. This allegation was made by the chairman of the committee.

He noted that the issue had imposed an additional load to the administration of the state's municipal governments, which had previously been working smoothly.

However, Bosso further instructed that the deduction of N8 million from each local government council in order to repay loans be suspended because the ministry had failed to obtain the house's resolution as required by section 97 subsection 1 of the local government councils law 2001 as amended. This was done in accordance with the provisions of the law.

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