House of Rep takes over Kogi Assembly

Lawan Hamidu, Abuja

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has taken over the legislative function of the Kogi State House of Assembly over the political crisis that rocked the state’s law making body.

The decision was contained in a report sent by the adhoc committee to mediate into the crisis caused by the removal of the Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Jimoh Lawal.

The lawmakers also declared as null and void, the unconstitutional impeachment of Lawal by five members out of 20, in addition to its condemnation of the role of the police in the crisis.

The House also directed the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase to seal up the Assembly Chambers, as part of the processes to facilitate the take-over.

The House of Representatives will however, need the Senate to concur with it before it can take over.