By Danjuma Joseph Lafia
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA), yesterday had an emergency seating where it took decision and decended so hard by suspending the Executive Chairman of Nasarawa Local Government Council, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Ottos, over insubordination.
Also suspended by the Assembly, is the Deputy Chairman, Karu Local Government council, Lawal Yakubu Karshi, for the same act.
Speaker of the NSHA Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, announced this after Chairman, House Committee on Local Government, Barrister Mohammed Alkali, moved a motion on the insubordination activities of the affected council officials during the House emergency sitting in Lafia.
The speaker said that for the chairman of Nasarawa LGC and Deputy Chairman, Karu Local government council to abandoned their official duties to attend the court case of the former Secretary to the Government of the state (SSG), Alhaji Aliyu Tijani Ahmed, is a disservice and act of insubordination.
“The Chairman of Nasarawa Local Government Council is hereby suspended pending the investigation on his act of insubordination”
“The Deputy Chairman of Nasarawa Local Government is hereby directed to take over the affairs of the council on acting capacity with immediate effect
” The Deputy Chairman, Karu Local Government Council should also proceed on suspension
“And the Commissioner of Police is hereby directed to provide adequate security cover to acting Chairman of Nasarawa Local government Council as the investigation lasts”
” The Chairman of Nasarawa Local government and Deputy Chairman, Karu Local Government were sighted on the court on the matter that is against the House and the people of the state forgetting that the House is responsible for the law that brought them into office”
“The Nasarawa State Local Government law is made by the state assembly and the Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) law that gives room for the election of chairmen of local governments in the state is also made by the assembly”. He added
Hon Daniel Ogazi, the Deputy Majority Leader of the House who seconded the motion moved by Barrister Mohammed Alkali and all other lawmakers who contributed during the sitting supported the move, noting that they would never give room for any one to rubbish the image of the institution.
The Speaker also set up a seven man committee to investigate the two affected local government officials.
“Members of the committee are Dr. Peter Akwe to serve as Chairman, Barrister Mohammed Alkali is the Deputy Chairman, while other members are Hon Mohammed Omadefu, Hon Mohammed Agah Muluku, Hon Aliyu Dogara, Hon Danladi Jatau while the Deputy Clerk of the House Ibrahim Musa is the Secretary of the Committee.