Kebbi Assembly Speaker, deputy impeached
Emir charges elected public officials to empower youths
The Speaker, Kebbi State House of Assembly, Ismail Kamba, and his deputy, Muhammadu Aliyu, have been impeached. Addressing newsmen, yesterday, at the House of Assembly complex, the Chairman, House Committee on information, Mohammed Shanga, said the impeachment became necessary due to irregularities and the Speaker’s failure to follow due process.
He added that 21 out of the 24 Kebbi lawmakers signed the impeachment notice served on Kamba. Mohammed Lolo from Bagudo constituency has been sworn in as the new speaker to preside over the House.
“Our new speaker is Muhammad Abubakar Lolo from Bagudo constituency and we have agreed with him and ready to support him. We don’t trust the former speaker,” he added. The Guardian gathered that the impeachment took place outside the complex.
MEANWHILE, the Emir of Yauri, Dr. Zayannu Abdullahi, has charged all elected political appointees in Nigeria to complement government efforts and initiate programme that will reduce the suffering of the masses in the country, especially youths.
The monarch, who stated this at the flag-off of the Free Medical Outreach, yesterday, at his palace in Yauri, added that the support for Nigerians, especially the youth, would go a long way in curbing crime and reducing illnesses in the communities.
Commending the efforts of the House of Representatives member for Yauri/Ngasky/Shanga Federal constituency Dr. Tanko Sununu, for organising the outreach, he added: “We are proud of you. This is the fourth batch of this Free Medical Outreach. You have touched the lives of my people. You have operated on no fewer than 2,000 patients across the three local councils. You touched the education and health sectors, infrastructure as well as manpower.”
Responding, Sununu said that no fewer than 428 different patients benefited from the medical outreach, which he said was aimed at helping indigent patients.
Sununu, who collaborated with the state government and Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Birnin Kebbi, said that of the 428 patients, 300 got free eye surgery, 77 were given eye glasses and the remaining underwent tests and consultation.
“For this two to three days exercises in Yauri Local Council, many people have benefited from the outreach, which is part of my campaign promises to my people. I am targeting not less than 4,000 patients to be treated on different ailments before the end of my first tenure,” he added. He added that no fewer than 30 medical doctors and 50 other health personnel were engaged on the exercises.
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