NSHA Approves 3 Years For Elected LG Officials

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA), said the incoming LG elected officials in the state will serve for only three years in office.

Chairman, House Committee on Local Government Barr. Ibrahim Mohammed Alkali stated this when the state ministry for LG led by its Commissioner, Yusuf Aliyu Turaki, State LG Service Commission led by its Chairman, Barr Sani Bawa and all the DPMs of the 13 LGAs appeared before the committee Wednesday, in Lafia.

Recall that the immediate past local government elected officials spent spent same 3 years office, as provided a law passed by the state assembly

Alkali, said they would ensure strict adherence to LG laws passed by the House, especially the legislative aspect to enhance service delivery and strengthening democracy.

He advised DPMs of the 13 LGAs in the state not to collect loans from commercial banks or embark on any capital projects before the election of the new chairmen on October 6th, 2021.

Similarly, he advised the DPMs not to carry out any screening of staff of the councils until elections are conducted.

“Don’t take loan facilities before the local government election which will usher in new council officials. You are to ensure regular payment of your staff salaries.

“You are also advised not to conduct any screening of your local government staff as it only remain about 50 days for the election of the local government in the state.

The chairman commended the DPMs for being in charge of their local governments while calling on them to be up and doing towards the development of their councils.

He said the house is committed to supporting Gov Sule’s drive in repositioning the local government system for efficient service delivery in the state.

On their parts, the commissioner for local governments Yusuf Aliyu Turaki and Chairman State LG Service Commission Barr Sani Bawa, commended the committee for supporting their activities to succeed.

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