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After impeaching speaker, Kebbi lawmakers go after governor

After impeaching speaker, Kebbi lawmakers go after governor
April 29
21:50 2015
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Twelve members of the Kebbi state house of assembly have served a notice of impeachment on Saidu Dakingari, governor of the state, who is billed to complete his tenure exactly a month from now.

On Tuesday, the same set of legislators impeached Hassan Shalla, speaker of the assembly.

Accusing Dakingari of alleged gross misconduct, the lawmakers listed a six-count charge against him.

Dakingari is accused of “appointing one Barr. Aminu Usman as chairman of the bureau when he was the permanent secretary/solicitor general of the state ministry of justice”.

“With this move, you have committed a gross misconduct,” they said.

“You, Usman Nasamu Dakingari, obtained a loan facility to the tune of N2billion from Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Support Fund set up by the Central Bank without obtaining necessary confirmation from the Kebbi State House of Assembly.

“You also violated Section 7 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999(as amended), which enjoins you to ensure the existence of democratically elected local government councils, but you continue to work with unelected local councils in the state.

“Between the period of January and April 2015, you misappropriated the sum of N1, 800,862,872.00K from the Kebbi state government funds in the name of general election 2015 and there is no provision for that expenditure in the Appropriation Law 2015.”

His other alleged offences are: “Misappropriation of N965,000,000,00 during official visit of Mr. President, vice-president and first lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria between November 2014 and March 2015, and that Mr. Vice President and the First Lady did not make any official visit to Kebbi State within that period and thereby committed a gross misconduct.

“Issuing the renovation and furnishing of the Presidential Lodge and other government lodges at the cost of N558, 560,416.00 to unknown contractor in September 2014 and you wrongly inflated the cost to the tune of N788,813,490.54k from N1,347,373,906.54K.”

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