Justina Asishana, Minna
THE embattled Chairman of Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, Suleiman Chukuba has said that he remained the substantive man in charge.
Chukuba said that the plot by the legislators to impeach him did not stand as they did not follow due process in their dealings.
He said that he had not been served any notice for the suspension which the legislators alleged to have turned his impeachment to.
“Regarding the suspension, I have not seen or been served any letter. I am still waiting for it. You can see I am in the office and hence, that means I am still the Chairman of this Council.”
This is coming after an intervention meeting with the Niger State House of Assembly which reversed the impeachment motion passed by the councillors.
On Tuesday, 11 of 14 elected councillors had collected signatures to impeach the Chairman.
However, with the Assembly’s intervention, they reversed the motion.
The Chairman was accused of not keeping proper records of funds meant for the internally generated revenue of the council.
However, Chukuba said insecurity had not allowed inflow of revenue for the past seven years.
“Sometimes in a week, we do not get more than N114,000, how do you expect the council to survive on this in a week? Even the departmental programme, training, DTAs in a week is more than N114,000. Even my DTA is more than that amount.