Plateau State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed Barrister Philemon Daffi Audu as Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.
The screening followed a request by the state governor, Barr. Caleb Mutfwang, seeking for the House to confirm the nominee as read by the Speaker, Abok Ayuba who presided over Thursday plenary.
Also during the plenary, the House through a motion moved by member representing Langtang North-North constituency, Pirfa Tyem, seeking the suspension of all political structures at the local government levels pending the conclusion of investigations into a petition bordering on financial impropriety.
The member revealed that the House is in receipt of a petition against the 17 LGCs of Plateau State bordering on financial impropriety and misuse of Office.
Pirfa said, “And Whereas the leadership of the House requested the seventeen local government councils via a letter dated 25th of May, 2023 and routed through the ALGON Chairman to submit for scrutiny, all income and expenditure profiles of the Councils on 30th May, 2023, none of the Seventeen Local Government Councils honoured the said request to make submission.
“Given the foregoing therefore, I called on this Honourable House to resolve to request the Executive Governor of Plateau State to, direct the suspension of all political structures at the local government levels pending the conclusion of investigations into the said petition.
Also” Direct the suspended Council Chiefs to handover all government properties in their possessions to the Directors of Personnel Management in their respective Councils” he added.
The House also received a report of the House standing committee on Agriculture on a Bill for a law to establish Plateau State Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) and Plateau State Rural Access Roads Agency (RARA), 2022.