Breaking:Tension In Kebbi As Assemby Summons Governor Bagudu Over N18 Billion Loan

……Speaker, Other Principal Officers Resign 

From Ayodele Ajoge, Birnin-Kebbi 

No fewer than twenty principal officers of Kebbi State House of Assembly, led by the speaker, Muhammad  Lolo Thursday night have resigned from their positions and ordered the State Governor to appear before them today (Friday).

Though the lawmakers did not give specific reasons why they resigned from their positions in a letter they all signed to that effect but had earlier, in a letter signed by the clerk to the house, Sulieman Shamaki, dated 26th January, 2023 with reference number KBHA/LEG/01/VOL.XI inviting Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu to appear before them today Friday to explain how he spent N18bn federal government loan to the state.

The letter reads in part: “In view of your request for approval for Kebbi State Government to borrow funds from the federal government on the 18th of October 2021 with reference number GHBK/8/21/Vol.1.

“The state assembly has approved the sum of N18,746,059,992,57 through it’s resolution dated 18th, October 2021

“In view of the efforts to ensure prudent management of state resources the house is requesting you to appear before the house to explain how and where N18,746,059,992,57 were utilized on Friday, 27th , January 2023 by 10.00am.” 

The letter read.

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