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Nasarawa Assembly Suspends Deputy Minority Leader

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The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has suspended its Deputy Minority Leader, Luka Zhekaba (PDP-Obi 2).

He was suspended for his alleged involvement in the fake employment of 38 secondary school teachers in the state.

His suspension was announced by the Speaker of the assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, during the House’s proceedings on Monday in Lafia.

Zhekaba’s suspension came after the House deliberated on the report of the House Committee on Education on the recruitment of 366 teachers and 38 fake teachers found on the payroll of the State Civil Service.

The speaker, therefore, set up a three-man Ad-hoc committee to investigate the suspended member and to report back to the House within two weeks.

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“The committee recommended that Hon Luka Iliya Zhekaba, Deputy Minority Leader of the House should be suspended and an Ad-hoc committee be set up to investigate his alleged involvement in the fake employment of the teachers.

“I hereby set up a three men Ad- hoc committee to investigate his alleged involvement and report back to the House within two weeks.

“Hon. Suleiman Yakubu Azara, member representing Awe South constituency is to serve as the committee’s Chairman, Hon. Usman Shafa, member representing Toto/ Gadabuke constituency and Hon. Samuel Tsebe, member representing Akwanga South are to serve as members of the Ad-hoc committee.

“While Mr Ibrahim Musa, the Deputy Clerk of the House, is the Secretary of the committee,” he said.

“I can’t question his activities or involvement for now until the committee concludes its findings, as you commence your investigation, I wish you success,’’ he said.

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