Zamfara assembly extends council chairmen’s tenure

Zamfara assembly extends council chairmen’s tenure

- The tenure of all the 14 local government chairmen in Zamfara has been extended to May by the House of Assembly

- The three-year tenure of the chairmen was earlier extended by three months after it expired in January

- The tenure extension is due to inability of the State Independent Electoral Commission to conduct election as a result of logistics problem

The Zamfara state House of Assembly on Wednesday, March 20, extended the tenure of all the 14 local government chairmen in the state by an additional one month again.

The three-year tenure of the chairmen, which expired on January 2, was earlier extended by the assembly by three months.

The house, however, at its sitting on Wednesday further extended the council’s tenure to May 2, after a request by the state government.

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Speaker of the house, Alhaji Sanusi Rikiji said that Governor Abdul’aziz Yari had forwarded the request through the office of the secretary to the state government.

He said the request of the extension was due to inability of the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) to conduct the election as a result of logistics problem.

Rikiji said that the house had unanimously granted the request of the state government.

Earlier, the leader of the house, Alhaji Isah Abdulmumin, while moving the motion urged members to unanimously agree with the motion considering the reasons given by the state government.

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Meanwhile, the House had passed a bill to provide a law for the establishment of Zamfara state and local governments contributory pension scheme into law.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Yari on Monday, March 18, announced that the Zamfara state owned university would soon commence admission of pioneer students in 2019.

Yari, who made the announcement at the presentation of the 2019 appropriation proposal said, the development followed the registration of the state university by the National Universities Commission.

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