Katsina State House of Assembly is set to dissolve the 34 local government councils in the state. This is a result of an approval of the recommendation by the committee set up to investigate alleged diversion of N7.5 billion from Joint Local Government Account to ALGON account.
The committee chairman, Bello Abdu Danmusa while presenting the report of the committee at the floor of the House yesterday, said the recommendation for the dissolution of the councils was in line with the provision of section 81 A (b) of the local government law as amended.
Danmusa further said the committee also recommended that necessary steps be taken to abolish Joint Local Government Account in the state. He said during the committee’s assignment, it observed that N7.5 billion was illegally diverted through the connivance of the local government chairmen.
The committee’s recommendation which was presented to the members for deliberation was unanimously adopted by the house.
Meanwhile, the state Assembly has approved the appointment of 10 special advisers for the governor. The approval followed a letter written to the House by Governor Aminu Bello Masari in the request for clearance to appoint the advisers.
The letter was read on the floor of the House by the House Majority Leader, Lawal Isah Kuraye. The House however queried Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari for announcing the appointment of one Special Adviser on political matters, Muntari Lawal without due clearance from it.
A member from Malumfashi constituency, Abdullahi Mahuta said Masari should seek approval from the House before the appointment of any special adviser.
He said the action of the governor contravened the laid down rules for the appointment of commissioners and advisers, adding that any action taken by the appointed special adviser is null and void.

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