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Niger lawmakers ditch impeachment plot against governor

20 May 2015, 11:39

Niger - Members of the Niger state House of Assembly pushing for the impeachment of the state governor, Babangida Aliyu, have backed down on the plot after they were allegedly paid N17m each, Punch reports.

A source in the state House of Assembly Complex who confirmed the payment said that each of the lawmakers was paid N17m as part of the allowances they were being owed since February.

Also read: Niger Speaker impeached

The Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Isah Kawu, declined to comment on the matter.

It will be recalled that last week, the lawmakers had sacked the leadership of the assembly and elected a new leadership over a series of allegations including non-implementation of house resolutions, poor staff and members’ welfare and non-release of the statutory allocation to the assembly for months.

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