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Niger council chair impeach over alleged fraud

By Adejayan Gbenga Gsong
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The Chairman of Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State Suleiman Chukuba, has been impeached.

Chukuba was impeached by the councillors during their sitting in Kuta, the headquarters of Shiroro council.

It was learnt that 11 of 14 councillors voted for his impeachment at the sitting which was presided by the Leader of the House, Yusuf Aliyu.

The allegations against Chukuba included the withdrawal and spending of the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) without due process or approval from the legislative council.

He was also accused of not keeping accurate account of how the money was expended and he was also accused of refusing to present to the legislative council, the estimate of revenues and expenditures of the local government for the year.

The 14 councillors then proceeded to the Government House in Minna for a meeting with some key government officials after their impeachment sitting.

Adejayan Gbenga Gsong

Adejayan is an award-winning Journalist and Opinion writer with varied experience in Nigeria. Mail me at AdejayanOluwagbenga@withinnigeria.com. See full profile on Within Nigeria's TEAM PAGE

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