Sule Lamido Ex Governor's son suspended as district head

The letter quoted Garba as saying the suspension was in a response to the state government's directive to suspend the District Head because of his ongoing trial in court with Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

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Former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido

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The Dutse emirate in Jigawa on Tuesday suspended Alhaji Mustapha Lamido, the District Head of Bamaina in Birninkudu Local Government, who is also the son of former Governor Sule Lamido.

Notice of the suspension is contained in a letter signed by the Secretary of the emirate council, Alhaji Yunusa Garba, made available in Dutse.

The letter quoted Garba as saying the suspension was in a response to the state government's directive to suspend the District Head because of his ongoing trial in court with Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

According to him, a copy of the letter has been sent to Birninkudu Local Government Council to keep it abreast with the development.

Reacting, the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Abdulkadir Fanini, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Lamido's son was suspended along with the District Head of Kiyawa, Alhaji Aminu Wada, for the same offence.

Fanini said that their suspension was due to their trial by EFCC in the Federal High Court Abuja.

He added that the trial of the two district heads were criminal in nature and it was clearly stated in civil service rule 04301 and that of rule number 04412 that such person should be suspended from office.

He denied the speculation by people that the action was politically-motivated, pointing out that the suspension was in order.

The scribe said that though the government delayed action on the matter, but it was better late than never.

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