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LG Chairman Impeached In Niger State Over Corruption Allegations


The Chairman of Shiroro Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State, Suleiman Chukuba, has been impeached.

Eleven out of the 14 councillors in the local government voted in favour of his impeachment during the legislative sitting held at Kuta, the headquarters of Shiroro LGA.

The sitting which held on Tuesday was presided over by the leader of the legislative council, Yusuf Aliyu, with the 14 members in attendance.

Chukuba’s removal, according to proponents of the impeachment, was hinged on a series of allegations of financial impropriety.

These include the withdrawal and spending of the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the local government without approval from the legislative council, embezzlement of funds, and gross misconduct.

The councillors also accused the impeached Chairman of refusing to lay an estimate of revenues and expenditure of the local government for the year 2020 before the legislative council.

Channels Television gathered that Chukuba had requested seven million naira to organise a workshop for members, but no such workshop was held four months after securing an approval for the money.

At the moment, the councillors from Shiroro LGA were said to be holding a meeting with some top government officials at the Government House in Minna, the Niger State capital.

The impeached chairman could not be reached for his reaction at the time of filing the report, as his phone number was switched off.

Bibiyobra: Tuesday, 29 December 2020 at 12/29/2020 07:39:00 pm


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