BENUE STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY APPROVES THE IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION OF COUNCIL CHAIRMEN.
By Bridget Ikyado
Following the recommendation of the Adhoc committee set up by the Benue state House of Assembly to look into the income and expenditures of the 23 local Government Councils.
The House upon receipt of interim report today 21st June 2023 from the committee Chairman, Hon. Bemdoo Ipusu has approved the immediate suspension of all the 23 local Government Chairmen and their Councillors for conniving with Executive Chairmen to mismanaged public funds put in their trust.
In a statement by Akume Raphael
Press Secretary to the Speaker, the Chairmen are directed to handover all Government properties including their official vehicles to the DGSAs with immediate effect and proceed on suspension.
The House further Direct the Executive Governor of Benue state to set up a caretaker committee inline with local Government law.