OrderPaperToday– Following the dismissal of principal officers of the Adamawa state house of assembly, the speaker, Kabiru Mijinyawa, has announced the dissolution of standing committees.
Recall that the assembly sacked four principal officers including the Deputy Speaker, Sunday Peter, Majority Leader, Musa Mahmud, Deputy Majority Leader, Mutawali Mohammed, and the Minority Leader, Justina Nkom (SDP-Lamurde) State Constituency.
Mijinyawa made the announcement during plenary on Tuesday, in a bid to make new sitting arrangements for the newly elected principal officers.
According to the new Majority Leader, Hassan Barguma (APC-Hong), the change was to make the house vibrant and effective in discharging its responsibilities as regards lawmaking and oversight functions.
Mr. Barguma also further stated that it was inspired by the need to create a harmonious relationship between the APC-dominated legislature with the party in the state, as well as the executive.
He said: “We noticed that the house was drifting and after investigation, we found out that with the exception of the Speaker, most principal officers were culpable and we decided to remove them.
“We spared the speaker because he is a gentleman and has listening ears but was misled by bad advisers (principal officers) who we insisted should go.”