Zamfara assembly discharge 14 local Govt. chairmen for security negligence

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Governor Bello Mohammed
Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle

Zamfara State House of Assembly on Thursday in its second extraordinary sitting held at the council’s chamber presided by Speaker, Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya unanimously resolved and recommend the immediate dissolution of 14 local government councils in the state for security negligence and financial recklessness.

The House called on the state governor, Dr. Bello Mohammed Matawalle submit names to be rectified by the House to serve as sole administrators for the 14 local government councils.

The House also tasked the State Independent Electoral Commission (ZSIEC) to conduct elections into the local government councils within the period of three months as contained in section 81 subsection (1) a, and b, of the Zamfara state local government law 2012 as amended.

A statement signed by the PRO of the House, Mustapha Jafaru Kaura said the decisions followed the submission of a report of the 2018 annual audit report and accounts of the 14 local government councils of the state by the Deputy Speaker, Musa Bawa Musa Yankuzo who doubles as the Chairman Public Accounts Committee.

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