Kaduna State House of Assembly declares mace missing

The official mace of the Kaduna State House of Assembly has been stolen.

The mace with which is the symbol of authority of the House, “disappeared” last September 24 and has not been found since then.

However, the House of Assembly, yesterday, directed its Committee on Ethics and Privileges to investigate the whereabouts of the official mace.

The directive was sequel to a motion moved by Alhaji Aliyu Jigo, member representing Kakangi constituency in Birnin-Gwari Local Government, of the state.

He said the reason for moving the motion was to protect the integrity of the House.

He said: ”It has been noticed that the mace usually used for conducting the business of the House is not there, the House has been using the back-up mace to conduct its business.”

According to him, the mace is the symbol of authority in the house which is generally respected by members, adding: “I feel it is very wrong for any member to remove it from the house”.

Jigo said the House should investigate the whereabouts of the mace to maintain its tradition, adding that the mace had become a part of the House norms and values.

The mace was removed from the floor of the Assembly during the leadership crisis that rocked the House in 2013.

The crisis led to the removal of the then Speaker, Alhaji Mu’azu Gangara and other principal officers.

Since then, the Assembly had been using the mace used by the previous legislature to conduct its businesses.

However, after contributions from other members, the Speaker, Alhaji Usman Tahir, gave the ethics committee three weeks to investigate the matter and report back to the House.


  1. Impeachment in the corner, just watch out


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