The committee set up by the Niger state House of Assembly to investigate contract financing loans of twenty five local government councils has recommended the suspension of fifteen local government councils Chairman.

This is to pave way for smooth and unhindered access by members of the committee to enable them discharge their duties diligently.

Presenting the report during plenary, Chairman of the committee Abdulmalik Madaki Bosso explained that the fifteen local government councils Chairmen are that of  Mokwa, Gbako, Suleja ,Gurara ,Tafa Paikoro, Bosso, Agwara , Borgu, Kontagora, Wushishi , Magama , Mariga , Mashegu and Rijau.

This he said was in line with the provision of sections 128 and 129 of the 1999 constitution of Nigeria as amended as well as the provision of section 90(1) a,b,c of local government law 2001  as amended.

He alleged that most of the suspended local government councils Chairmen have collected the loan without following the due process which he said was unacceptable by the state house of assembly.

According to him the problem had created extra burden for the smooth running of local government administration in the state. 

Abdulmalik Madaki Bosso however added that the deduction of eight million naira from each of the local government councils for loan repayment be suspended for failure to obtain house resolution as provided for in the law.

Aliyu Lawal