Niger Gov. Inaugurates committee to investigate Suleja LG Boss
Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello on Wednesday inaugurated a three-man committee to investigate allegations of financial misappropriation, acts of misdeeds and high handedness levied against the suspended Chairman and Vice Chairman of Suleja Local Government.
The Leader of the legislative arm of the Council, Hon. Abdullahi Abubakar is to serve as the interim Chairman while the three-man committee headed by Justice Musa Abdul of the State High Court completes his assignment within two weeks.
Inaugurating the investigative committee, the governor said: “following the suspension of the Chairman and Vice Chairman of Suleja local government area, we cannot allow a vacuum, this is why we are appointing the Leader of the House to act pending the outcome of the Committee’s investigation”.
The governor urged the committee to give their utmost to the assignment and appealed to the committee to be as fair, humane and as objective as possible.
He expressed confidence in the pedigree of the committee members and challenged them to be dedicated to the assignment.
Suleja Local Government Chairman, Hon. Ahmed Dikko and his Vice, Hon Abdullahi Maajin, currently on suspension were alleged by the legislative arm of the council of disposing lands and other properties of the council without due process and consultation to members of the council for approval.
It will be recalled the Speaker of the Suleja Legislative Council, Abdullahi Abubakar had earlier notified the Niger State House of Assembly of the decision of the Council to suspend the Chairman and Vice Chairman for three months until they are cleared of the allegations against them.