Kwara State House of Assembly has recommended suspension of 16 local government council chairmen in the state over an allegation bordering on misappropriation of thirty-three billion naira received from the federation accounts in the last two years. This followed a resolution of the House after it considered a petition written by one Seidu Aliyu and presented during today’s plenary.
The House Leader, Mogaji Olawoyin, tabled the petition, which was unanimously considered after a debate, while the lawmakers recommended the suspension of the council chairmen. He called for a thorough investigation of the council chairmen in view of their alleged misconduct that caused the petition against them.
In their submissions, the members urged the house to look into the matter in the interest of the people and because Local government chairmen are public officers who are accountable to the people.
Reading the resolution of the House, the Speaker, Honorable Salihu Danladi, urged Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to suspend all the local government chairmen in the state to allow proper investigation of their alleged mismanagement of council funds in the last two years.
He referred the petition to the joint House Committees on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and Ethics, Privileges and Judiciary, asking the committees to report back in the next two weeks.