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ONDO ASSEMBLY SACKS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHAIRMEN

The Ondo State House of Assembly on Thursday dissolved the caretaker committees of the 18 local government areas of the state.

The development has consequently put an end to the tenure of the chairmen of the local governments.

The dissolution was unanimously approved at the plenary sitting of members of the state Assembly.

During the plenary, the Deputy Majority Leader of the House, Mr Oluwasegun Ajimotokin,   moved a motion for the dissolution, noting that the tenure of the caretaker committees had earlier been elongated for a six-month period which lapsed on Wednesday the 17th of October 2018.

He said since the issue had been extensively debated and resolved at the parliamentary meeting of the members, it was resolved that the caretaker committee should be dissolved.

Ajimotokin said, “The House at its parliamentary meeting has adequately debated the tenure of local government and resolved that they should be dissolved. I hereby move a motion for the dissolution of the committees across the 18 local government areas of Ondo State with immediate effect.”

The motion was seconded by Mr Jamiu Maito, who represents Akoko South-West Constituency 1.

The Speaker of the House, Mr  Bamidele Oleyelogun, subjected the position of the House into a voice vote and it was unanimously agreed that the committees should be dissolved.

Oleyelogun also directed the caretaker committees of the 18 local governments to hand over the management of the councils to the Directors of the Local Government Administration with immediate effect.          

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