- The Nasarawa House of Assembly has suspended Stanley Buba, an aide to Governor Abdullahi Sule
- Buba is the senior special assistant to the governor on Development Control
- The aide was asked to step aside so that investigation can be carried out in the Niger Urban Development Board (NUDB) without interference
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Stanley Buba, the special assistant to Governor Abdullahi Sule, on Development Control, was on Wednesday, September 9, suspended by the Niger state House of Assembly during plenary by lawmakers.
According to the speaker of the House, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the suspension of Buba was effected so that investigation into the activities carried out in the Niger Urban Development Board (NUDB) will be done without interference, The Nation reports.
Balarabe said that “based on the resolution of the house, it is resolved that the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Abdullahi Sule on Development Control, Arc. Stanley Buba should step aside to enable the committee to carry out its duties effectively without interference.”
The speaker, therefore, set up a six-man committee to carry out the probe and submit its reports to the House in not more than three months.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Abdullahi had appointed Barrister Muhammed Ubandoma Aliyu as the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG).
The new SSG is a younger brother of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar Adamu.
His appointment was confirmed in a statement signed by the spokesperson of the governor, Yakubu Lamai. The former SSG, Alhaji Aliyu Ahmed-Tijani, was sacked on Tuesday, June 9.
The state House of Assembly committee probing the release of N1 billion for the renovation of public secondary schools in the state had indicted the former SSG.
Following the indictment, the state lawmakers asked Ahmed-Tijani to refund over N248.5 million as unaccounted funds to the state government.
The house said the sacked SSG displayed inefficiency and incompetency in the performance of his official duties and urged the governor to terminate his appointment.
Meanwhile, Governor Sule had said he was not bothered about being re-elected in 2023. The governor said he was grateful to God for giving him a four-year mandate; saying it was long enough for him to contribute his quota to the development of the state.
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