BNHA approves sack of 3 LG Chairmen over alleged financial misconduct


By Aluta News

Feb. 21, 2024

The Benue House of Assembly has approved the sack of three local government caretaker committee chairmen over alleged financial misconduct.
The House also approved replacements for the trio.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the lawmakers’ action followed a correspondence from Gov Hyacinth Alia read by Speaker Hyacinth Dajoh during plenary on Tuesday.
The affected chairmen are Tavershima Agber, Gboko, Gideon Haanongon,  Ukum, and Francis Zazan of Katsina-Ala
According to the correspondence, the caretaker chairmen were recommended for removal after government appraised complaints of non-retirement of  revenues accruing to their respective councils.
The local government chairmen were also accused of other criminal activities.
The correspondence urged the House to  replace the sacked trio with Verlumun Avar, Gboko, Victor Iorza, Ukum and Justin Shaku for Katsina-Ala.
The House, while endorsing the Governor’s request, asked the affected chairmen to handover to their vice chairmen pending the swearing in of the newly appointed replacements.
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