- There is an ongoing internal face-off between the Nasarawa state executive and the legislative bodies
- The face-off is as a result of Nasarawa Assembly's recommendation directing Governor Abdullahi Sule to sack his SSG, Ahmed Tijjani
- Tijjani got into the assembly's hook after findings revealed he was involved in the misappropriation of N1 billion while serving as education commissioner
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa has been directed by the state assembly to sack Ahmed Aliyu Tijjani, secretary to the state government, over alleged corruption.
Nasarawa assembly made the recommendation following the outcome of its finding indicting Tijanni of alleged embezzlement of N248.5m out of N1 billion collected in 2018 for the renovation of public secondary schools across the state.
The lawmakers alleged that the grand corruption was carried out when the SSG was serving as the commissioner of education in the state, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that about 19 out of 22 members that attended the sitting supported the motion for the removal of Tijjani as moved by Hon Mohammed Alkali.
The motion, which was seconded by Hon Mohammed Agah Muluku (APC Nasarawa Eggon East), was, however, opposed by Tanko Tunga and Hon Mohammed Ukpoku.
Speaker Balarabe Abdullahi later ruled in favour of the majority votes and directed the governor to immediately remove the SGG.
Prior to the recommendation, it was gathered that Tijjani had admitted to collecting N1 billion contract from the state government.
The assembly said on the three occasions which the SGG was invited, he could not defend how the N1 billion he collected as the commissioner of the state was spent.
Chairman of the ad-hoc committee, Hon Daniel Ogazi, stressed that Tijjani displayed blatant inefficiency, incompetency and ineffectiveness in the performance of his official duties as the commissioner of education.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Adams Oshiomhole has cruised to the first lane of victory after attempts to probe him over alleged corruption by the Edo state government hit the rock as a Federal High Court in Abuja delivered a ruling, putting a peg on the trial.
The All Progressive Congress (APC) national chairman has been at loggerhead with Governor Godwin Obaseki recently and their feud was heightened following the decision of Edo government to probe him.
Oshiomhole was said to have breached the state’s Public Procurement Law in regards to the upfront payment of 75% for the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital.
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