BREAKING: APC Governor Buni Sacks LG Chairman, Gives Reason

BREAKING: APC Governor Buni Sacks LG Chairman, Gives Reason

  • Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has announced the suspension of the Machina LGA's chairman, Idrissa Mai Bukar Machina
  • Idrissa Mai Bukar Machina was suspended with immediate effect and has been directed to hand over to his deputy
  • The governor's decision was said to be in line with Section 2 of the Local Government Law 2019, as amended

Damaturu, Yobe - Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, has suspended Idrissa Mai Bukar Machina, the chairman of Machina local government area over alleged misconduct and insubordination.

The governor said the suspension is with immediate effect and directed the chairman to hand over the council's affairs to the vice chairman.

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state sacks chairman of Machina local government area Idrissa Mai Bukar Machina over alleged insubordination and misconduct.
Yobe's Governor Buni sacks Machina LG chairman Photo Credit: Mai Mala Buni
Source: Twitter

According to Daily Independent, the governor's decision was made in line with provisions of Section 2 of the Local Government Law (as amended) 2019.

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The suspension is pending further directives, as the governor's action aims to maintain order and discipline in the local government council.

Buni is a second-term governor in the state on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) platform.

Tinubu tackles governors over LG autonomy

The development comes amid calls for local government autonomy in the country. President Bola Tinubu-led federal government earlier took action to actualise local government autonomy.

The federal government has taken legal action against the 36 state governors, seeking full autonomy for local governments in Nigeria.

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Lateef Fagbemi, filed the suit on behalf of the FG, arguing that the governors' actions in administering local government funds are unconstitutional.

The FG is seeking a court order to stop governors from unilaterally dissolving elected local government executives and to ensure direct funding of local governments from the Federation Account.

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The FG's suit also asks the court to prohibit governors from constituting caretaker committees to run local governments, deemed unlawful and unconstitutional.

Furthermore, the FG is seeking an injunction to prevent governors from receiving or spending funds meant for local governments unless a democratically elected system is in place. The Supreme Court has reserved judgment on the matter, with the date for the ruling yet to be announced.

What governors can pay earlier reported that the minimum wage drama between the governors and organised labour concerning the N60,000 proposed by the federal government has continued to elicit reactions.

Weighing into the issue, Okanlawon Gaffar, a lawyer, told that a uniform minimum wage is unhealthy for state governments.

The legal practitioner said each state should be able to determine its minimum wage based on its capacity and internal revenue.


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