Leadership of the Kwara State House of Assembly has summoned the Chairman of Baruten local government council of the state, Alhaji Mohammed Bio-Umar over poor management of the Council’s revenue.
The House issued the summon in its resolution after adopting a motion moved by Umar Gunnu (APC, llesha-Gwanara Constituency) on deplorable conditions of border communities in Baruten local government area of the state.
It would be recalled that the council chairman was among the numerous party chieftains suspended by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, barely two months ago.
The motion which was seconded by the House Leader, Hassan Oyeleke, was supported by all the 10 members who contributed during the debate on the motion.
Most members who contributed lamented on what they described as poor amenities in border communities in Baruten local government area when compared with amenities in neighbouring republic of Benin.
They wondered what the Baruten local government council is using the revenue being collected from the area for.
The Speaker, Dr Ali Ahmad, while reading the resolution of the House directed the House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs to immediately intimate the Baruten Council Chairman with the summon.
Ahmad said the chairman is to explain why several primary schools in border communities are in shambles.
The Speaker lamented on what he described as poor amenities in Baruten Local Government despite the fact that the Council is next to llorin West in terms of monthly allocation.
The House called on the state government to contact the federal government to establish office of Border Communities Development Agencies in Kwara to cater for the needs of residents in border towns.
It therefore praised the effort of the state government for the construction of llesha-Chikanda road and called for more provision of amenities in border communities in the state.


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