Kwara House recommends suspension of 16 Council chairmen 

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin


The Kwara State House of Assembly has recommended the suspension of all the 16 Local Government Councils over allegation bordering on misappropriation of N33 billion.

The recommendation followed a resolution of the House after it considered a petition written by one Seidu Aliyu and presented at Tuesday’s hearing plenary.

The House Leader, Mogaji Olawoyin tabled the petition, which was unanimously considered after a debate, prompting the lawmakers to recommend the suspension of the local government councils.

According to the petitioner, ”the council chairmen had mismanaged and misappropriated a total sum of N33billion received from the federation accounts in the last two years.”

Proper investigation
Reading the resolution of the House, the Speaker, Salihu Danladi urged Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to suspend all the local government chairmen in the state to give room for a 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.

Mercy Chukwudiebere