Due to an unsolved crisis in the Kagarko local government area, the Kaduna State House of Assembly has assumed legislative powers there.
Additionally, eight council members have been suspended from the local government region indefinitely by the House of Assembly.
The impacted council members are Samson Hazo from Katugal Ward, Livinus Makama from Aribi Ward, Adamu Abdulaziz from Kagarko South Ward, and Danjuma Padalo from Iddah Ward.
Zakaria Musa of Kukui Ward, Idris Abubakar of Jere North Ward, Amos Egoh of Kushe Ward, and Rabo Musa of Kurmin Jibrin Ward are the remaining individuals.
According to a source, the unlawful impeachment of Council Chairman Nasara Rabo without due process and flagrant abuse of power may have contributed to their suspension by the State House of Assembly.
On November 2, 2023, eight members of the council impeached the council chairman as the Ad-hoc Committee of the 10th Assembly was looking into the claims of financial mismanagement made against him.
Rabo was ordered to be reinstated immediately in a letter of recall from the Chairman dated November 3, 2023, which was signed by Sakinatu Idris, the Clerk of the Assembly, who said that the accusations made against him were unfounded.
The insider revealed that the eight council members disregarded the procedures for impeachment because they were desperate.
“They even refused to allow for a fair hearing,” he remarked.
In a further move, the 10th Assembly ordered the immediate suspension of the eight local government council members in a letter dated November 20, 2023, which was sent through the House secretary to the Commissioner of the Ministry for Local Government Affairs and the Chairman who had been rehabilitated.
The letter informed you that the 10th Assembly had decided to suspend the eight council members indefinitely until further notice, citing the Ad-Hoc Committee on Local Government’s monitoring function as justification.
In addition, it is anticipated that the impacted council members won’t be seen near the Secretariat while the matter is being looked into.
It stated that the ministry should notify the Kagarko Local Government and the Local Government Service Board of the development and that the affected councillors should not be involved in any official activities while the matter is being investigated.
Until further notice, the Legislative Council clerk shall receive all government properties and documents that the council members may possess.