Niger House of Assembly has set up a seven-man committee to investigate the circumstances leading to the disappearance of over 72 tractors belonging to the 25 local government councils in the state.
This was contained in a Matter of Urgent Public Importance moved at plenary on Tuesday by Hon. Malik Madaki Bosso, member representing Bosso Constituency in the state House of Assembly.
Madaki explained that on May 23, 2022, the Niger State chapter of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), wrote a letter informing the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Bawa Wuse complaining of the disappearance of over 72 tractors belonging to the state’s 25 local government Councils.
The lawmaker further explained that on July 26, 2018, the Ministry for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development, via a letter with a reference No. MLGCO/N/569/1/3 with caption: “Proposal For Refurbishment of Local Government Tractors,” mandated the 25 local government councils to submit the said over 72 tractors to one Messr Dangaroga Allah for refurbishment.
He added that four years after the tractors were submitted to Messrs. Dangaroga Allah for refurbishment, no cogent reason has been given why the tractors have not been returned.
The lawmaker thereby called on the House to as a matter of urgency and sincerity of purpose, to investigate the circumstances leading to the sudden disappearance of the tractors.