October 20, 2021
Kano Assembly recommends KIRS chairman removal Kano State House of Assembly

Kano Assembly recommends KIRS chairman removal

By Usman Gwadabe

Kano State House of Assembly has recommended to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to remove the chairman of the state revenue board, Alhaji AbduRazak Salihi for breaching the nation constitutional provision as well as disrespecting the House.

The embattled chairman was summoned to the chamber to verify on a letter written to Kano Bureau for Land Management directing the Permanent Secretary not to transmit documents for revenue generation to the lawmakers.

Speaker (Engr.) Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari, who presided over the sitting, directed the chairman to explain to the House why he did that.

 The chairman, who was visibly shivering before the House, could not provide enough reasons why he chooses to bypass the House on issues of revenue collections.

In their separates, Majority Leader, Hon. Labaran Abdul Madari (Warawa) and his deputy, Hon. Abdullahi Yaryasa (Tudun Wada) described the chairman as non-performing in revenue collections as well as lack of knowledge of what revenue is.

Based on lawmakers’ findings from the chairman, they resolved into the Committee of the Whole House, where the recommendation of his removal was adopted.

From then, the Speaker asked for the setting up of an eight-man committee that would investigate why the state falls from second in revenue collections to ninth positions.

The House constituted an ad-hoc committee to investigate the activities of KIRS with Hon. Magaji Dahiru Zarewa (Rogo) as chairman, Muhammad Bello Butu Butu (Rimin Gado/Tofa), Hon. Muhammad Uba Gurjiya (Bunkure) and Hon. Salisu Muhammad Ibrahim (Doguwa) as members.

Others are Hon. Abba Ibrahim Garko (Garko), Hon. Lawan Shehu (Bichi), Hon. Umar Musa Gama (Nassarawa), while Abdullahi Bature to serve as secretary.

Meanwhile, the House has adopted a motion calling on the executive arm to reconstruct a road from Rogo to Gwangwan as well as to rehabilitate a bridge along Rogo-Beli road which forms a threat to the people of the area and block their access to the state capital.

Presenting the Motion of Urgent Public Importance, Hon. Magaji Dahiru Zarewa (Rogo) said due to the collapse of the bridge, people of the area have to spend 100 kilometers through Katsina State to arrive Kano city, instead of 15 kilometers via the road.

In related development, the House has adopted a report of joint standing Committee on SUBEB and that of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in respect of the screening and confirmation for the appointment of Local Government Education Secretaries in the 44 local government areas which was presented by Hon. Salisu Muhammad Dan’Azumi (Gabasawa).

According to the report, only two nominees from Ajingi and Wudil Local Government Areas were not confirmed.

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