Zamfara lawmakers extend tenure of LG caretaker chairmen by three months

The Zamfara state House of Assembly, in its plenary sitting has extended the tenure of local government caretaker committees by another three months in the state.

The tenure extension followed an executive request signed by the Secretary to the State Government Bala Bello Maru sent to the state House of Assembly.

In a statement issued by the Director-General Press Affairs and public relations, Mallam Mustapha Jafaru Kaura said the request was read at the floor of the chamber by the speaker Hon Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya.

The Secretary to the state government reads “the tenure extension became imperative in view of the fact that the state independent electoral commission has not concluded plans for the local government councils elections hence the need for the tenure extension by the House which is in line with the provision of section 18 (4) of the Zamfara state local government law 2012”.

The speaker directed Deputy House leader Hon Nasiru Bello Lawal Bungudu to move the motion before the House for local government caretaker committees extension and was seconded by the deputy chief whip Hon Ibrahim Muhammad Tela Bukkuyum.

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Members took a turn to contribute on the debate in which Hon Muhammad G.Ahmad raised no objection to the request.

He, however, argues that thorough investigations into the accounts of the local government caretaker committee chairmen be carried out to ensure that funds given to them were judicially used.

A member representing Mafara north Shamsudeen Hassan Basko (PDP ) was on the opinion that they should not be granted any extension until they are fully investigated.

Hon Yusuf Alhassan Kanoma (PDP ) Maru North disagreed with his colleague citing constitutional crisis as his reason for the extension so as not to create a vacuum in local government administration in the state. Zamfara

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