Members of the Niger State House of Assembly have unanimously passed a resolution directing Governor Abuba-
kar Sani Bello to immediately sack his Chief Press Secretary Ibrahim Dooba over gross disrespect to the legislative arm as well as making unguarded utterances at the floor of the house, saying he is incompetence.
The Lawmakers made their stand known yesterday in Minna after some National Dailies not The UNION published a story on Monday which was credited to Dooba in which he alleged that Bello had submitted 15 commissioner nominees to the House of Assembly for confirmation whereas the letter had not reach the lawmakers..
Speaking under matter of urgent public importance by Hon. Abdulmalik Kabir (Paikoro, APC) moved a motion that the image of the state is at stake and therefore moved that the CPS be remove by the governor and seconded by Hon. Muhammed Lokogoma (Wushishi, APC)
He said, “the Leadership and Blueprint newspapers of Oct. 26, 2015 reported that His Excellency Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has submitted 15 commissioner nominees to the Niger State House of Assembly for confirmation, adding that, the CPS went further to tell the journalists that the names had been sent to the Niger State House of Assembly and the Leadership of the House would unveil it on Tuesday during its plenary session.
According to him,”uptil this moment, the Niger State House of Assemblyls yet to receive the list of commissioner nominees from the Governor, stressing that, “it is disappointing that a person of the standing of the CPS of the executive Governor could be unprofessional in the execution of his duties and assume a role that is not his,” Kabir added.
Furthermore, a member, Hon. Muhammed Nurudeen (Kontagora 1, APC), noted that the Assembly and the state as a whole has had enough of Dooba’s excesses\ which he said recently he went on air to tell the world that the Governor had removed caretaker chairmen, which was not so.
“We cannot fold our arms and allow him to ridicule the House and the government of APC, as such we must prevail on the Governor to replace him with someone more competent,’ he said.
– Iliya Garba, Minna