- The Kebbi state House of Assembly says it will not clear any nominee with falsified certificates
- The lawmakers state that it is left for the government to decide on who to send as a nominee to the House
The Kebbi state House of Assembly says it will not confirm the appointment of the state acting chief judge, Justice Asabe Karatu, over alleged falsification of her primary school certificate.
The refusal to confirm her appointment followed a motion by the majority leader, Alhaji Bello Yakubu, representing Birnin Kebbi south, during plenary on Wednesday, August 1, in Birnin Kebbi.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the motion was seconded by Alhaji Hamza Bello (Danko/Wasagu West) and was unanimously supported by the lawmakers.
The speaker, Alhaji Abdulmumeen Kamba, said the House would not clear any nominee with falsified certificates.
“This honorable house will not clear any nominee who comes before it with `altered’ credentials.
“It is now for the government to decide on who to send as a nominee to the house,” he said.
The acting chief Judge was appointed by Governor Atiku Bagudu on October 30, 2017 following the retirement of Justice Bala.
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Meanwhile, there is tension in Benue following the suspension of the impeached speaker of the state House of Assembly, Terkimbi Ikyange, for six months.
According to Channels TV, the suspension took place at the old banquet hall of the Benue state Government House Makurdi on Friday, July 27. This was after the police had barricaded the main entrance of the state House of Assembly.
The lawmakers had tried to access the complex through another gate but they met opposition from the police.
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