Benue Assembly approves sack of 3 LG Chairmen


Benue House of Assembly

By Onyeje Abutu-Joel

The Benue House of Assembly has sacked Tavershima Agber, Gideon Haanongon, and Francis Zazan, the chairmen of caretaker committees for Gboko, Ukum, Katsina-Ala local government areas of the state respectively over alleged financial malfeasance and engaging in criminal activities.

The sack of the chairmen followed a request by Governor Hyacinth Alia in a letter read at the plenary on Tuesday by the Speaker, Hyacinth Dajoh.

The Governor asked the Assembly to approve the sack of three local government caretaker committee chairmen over alleged financial misconduct.

According to the correspondence, the caretaker chairmen were recommended for removal after the government appraised complaints of non-retirement of revenues accruing to their respective councils.

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The local government chairmen were also accused of other criminal activities.

While endorsing the Governor’s request, members of Benue House of Assembly asked the affected chairmen to immediately handover to their vice chairmen pending the swearing in of the newly appointed replacements

The Benue House of Assembly also approved replacements for the three sacked local government chairpersons recommended by Governor Alia.

The House correspondence urged the House to replace the sacked trio with Verlumun Avar, Gboko, Victor Iorza, Ukum and Justin Shaku for Katsina-Ala.


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