Following a petition forwarded to the house against the local government Chairman by six concerned citizens of Maradun Local Government Area, the Speaker of the House, Hon Nasiru Ma’azu Magarya, announced his suspension at a plenary.
The petition was signed by Bello Abdullahi, Tsibiri district; Amiru Sa’idu, Kaya district; Musa Muhammad, Damaga/Gamagiwa district; Mu’awiya Sardauna, Faru district; Aliyu M-Sulaiman, Gora district and Bashiru Saleh, Gidangoga district. The petitioners claimed that the Chairman is supporting armed bandits and kidnappers to operate in the LGA.
They further claimed that the action of the LGA chairman is preventing the peace efforts of the state government and failing to discharge his duties as a Chief Security Officer of the local government.
It was gathered that after debating on the matter, the lawmakers unanimously agreed on the motion to suspend the council chairman.The House also suspended Alhaji Abubakar Rafi, the District Head of Boko West in Moriki Emirate, Zurmi Local Government Area.
The district head was suspended after the lawmakers accepted the recommendations of its joint Committee on Public Petitions, State Security, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.