Bauchi suspends Ningi caretaker chair
From Sule Aliyu, Bauchi
Governor Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad of Bauchi State has suspended the Caretaker Committee Chairman of Ningi Local Government Area, Alhaji Nura Dan Maishari’a for failure to deliver as expected.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Muhammad Sabi’u Baba disclosed this in a statement.
According to the statement, the suspension is to facilitate proper investigation into the allegations to enable government take final decision on the matter appropriately.
It stated that the government had observed with dismay, the caretaker chairman’s lackadaisical attitude towards running the affairs of the area.
According to the statement, in addition, government noted that the suspended chairman had not been engaging the local government stakeholders in managing the affairs of the council as the act violates the principles of representative government.
The SSG said currently the area is witnessing indiscriminate cutting of trees under his watch which is inimical to the avowed commitment of the present administration in combating desertification and environmental issues.
The statement said the suspended caretaker chairman also deliberately refused to recognise the appointed local government administrative secretary whose nomination was in the interest of the entire local area.
To this end, Governor Muhammad directed him to handover the mantle of the administration to his deputy along with all government’s property in his.