Gov. Mutfwang swears in transitional LG chairmen

Governor Caleb Mutfwtang has sworn on the 17 transitional local government chairmen to replace the suspended chairmen to run the affairs of the local councils.

The Governor who was represented by Deputy Governor, Mrs Josephin Piyo at the ceremony held at the Government House in Rayfield, Jos, said the “exercise was necessary to ensure that no vacuum existed in his administration.”

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Governor Mutfwang, had, during the week, suspended the democratic structures in the 17 local government areas following the recommendations of the Plateau House of Assembly and suspended all the existing LG chairmen.

He said that the suspension followed their inability to produce documents related to financial transactions in the various local governments, as all efforts to make them produce the documents proved abortive.

He also explained that the “state government, after careful study of the recommendations, resolved to suspend the chairmen in order to conduct an efficient and proper investigation into the development.

During the swearing in ceremony, the Governor urged the transition chairmen to cooperate with the PLHA and ensure that all documents required for the investigation were provided for appropriate action.

“This administration will not condone any form of indiscipline; you are expected to stabilise the LGAs and not see it as an opportunity to amass wealth.

“Also remember that this is a transitional administration that can give way any time government chooses,” he said.

The interim chairmen include: Mr Markus Hussaini, Jos East; Mr Sati Shuwa, Riyom; Mr Peter VwangDung, Jos South; Mr Fidelis Adara, Bassa, and Mr Danjuma Guda, Barkin Ladi.

Others are Mr Istifanus John, Jos North; Mr Markus Artu, Mangu; Mr Monday Kassa, Bokkos; Mr Samuel Go’ar Pankshin; Mr Caleb Shikir, Kanke; Mr Ado Yusuf, Kanam; Mr Nicholas Nshe, Shendam; Mr Christopher Manship, Quanpan; Mr Daniel Kungmi, Mikang; Mr Nanmwa Kumzhi, Langtang North; Mrs Manji Dangfa, Langtang South; and Mr Hamisu Anani, Wase.

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