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Lawmaker suspended over ‘unguarded utterances’

The Kebbi State House of Assembly has suspended the member representing Birnin Kebbi North Constituency, Hassan Umar.

Umar was suspended over alleged unguarded utterances against the assembly leadership.

Clerk of the House, Suleiman Shamaki, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Monday, April 15.

The House noted that the suspension was a result of “unguarded utterances” and “instigation” of some members against the leadership of the house.

It read: “I Suleiman Shamaki, the Clerk of Kebbi State House of Assembly, has been directed to inform the general public that the assembly, its Executive Session held on Friday, April12, 2024, unanimously resolved and suspended Hassan Umar, member representing Birnin Kebbi North constituency, as a result of his unguarded utterances.”

The statement further listed the lawmaker’s other offences to include, “Instigation of some members against the leadership of the House and causing disharmony between the Executive and the legislature in the House.”

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