The lawmakers in the Kebbi State House of Assembly Wednesday declined to confirm the appointment of the state’s Acting Chief law officer, Justice Asabe Karatu, on the grounds that the Chief Judge allegedly falsified her primary school certificate.
The refusal to confirm her appointment was sequel to a motion by the Majority Leader, Alhaji Bello Yakubu, representing Birnin Kebbi South, during plenary in Birnin Kebbi which was seconded by Alhaji Hamza Bello (Danko/Wasagu West) and was unanimously supported by the lawmakers.
The Speaker, Alhaji Abdulmumeen Kamba, stated that the House would not clear any nominee with questionable falsified certificates.
“This honorable house will not clear any nominee who comes before it with `altered’ credentials. It is now for the government to decide on who to send as a nominee to the house,” he said.
The Acting Chief Judge was appointed by Gov. Atiku Bagudu on Oct.30, 2017 following the retirement of Justice Bala Mairiga.