Benue assembly suspends LG Chairwoman


Mrs Kukase Garba, Chairwoman of Vandekiya Local Government Council of Benue state has been suspended for three months by the state assembly over alleged gross misconduct, abuse of office and running of the local government as sole-administrator.


The notice of suspension was conveyed in a letter sent to the assembly by the State Governor through the speaker of the House.


In the letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government on behalf of the Governor, It was stated that the suspension of Kukase was in line with the Benue State Local Government Establishment Law, 2007.


It read;


“The Executive Governor of Benue State is in receipt of a letter dated 11th March 2021 from the Vandeikya Legislative Council, Benue State, drawing attention to a vote of no confidence passed on the Executive Chairman.

“The allegations made by the Legislative Council against the chairman, Hon. Mrs Kukase Garba, are as follows: Failure to inform the Legislative Council of the monthly income and expenditure of the Local Government in violation of section 58(b) and 87(3) of the Local Government Establishment Law 2007.

“Misappropriation of public funds; failure to present Budget Estimates to the Local Government Legislative Council; abuse of Executive power as she runs the affairs of the Local Government Legislative Council as a sole Administrator.”


The suspension was effected after being supported by majority of the lawmakers.

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