Kano Assembly suspends LG chairman over illegal land sales

By Ibidoja Ololade

The Kano State House of Assembly has suspended the Chairman of Gwale Local Government Council, Khalid Ishaq Diso, for three months following on allegations of illegal land sales and unilateral decision-making.

The decision came after the House adopted the report of its committee on ​Local government and chieftaincy affairs during a plenary session on Tuesday.

According to the State Assembly Speaker, Jubril Ismail Falgore, six members out of the council councilors of 10 members petitioned the House over the conduct of the chairman.

Falgore further stated that “the council chairman was accused of making unilateral decisions without carrying the councilors along. These allegations prompted the Assembly to constitute an ad hoc committee to thoroughly investigate the claims and report back within two months.”

To this end, Diso’s suspension has generated mixed reactions within the local community, with some supporting the move as a necessary step in addressing alleged misconduct, while others await the outcome of the investigation for a clearer perspective on the situation.

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