Ogun assembly demands performance reports from LG chairmen, as Abiodun seeks three-months tenure extension

Sodiq Ojuroungbe

The Ogun state House of Assembly on Wednesday directed all the Local Government Transition Committees chairmen to submit a performance reports since they assumed office to the Assembly.

The Speaker, Kunle Oluomo gave the directive while reading a letter by Governor Dapo Abiodun seeking a three-months extension of the LG transition chairmen before the lawmakers at a plenary session held at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

The Speaker gave the LG caretaker chairmen till Monday, 18th, May 2020 to submit the reports.

Meanwhile, Governor Abiodun has requested for a the tenure of the present Local Government Transition Committees in the state.

PLATFORM TIMES reports that the governor request is coming after the expiration of the tenure of the LG transition chairmen on the 17th of April, 2020.

The governor in a letter dated 13th April, 2020 and sent to the Ogun state House of Assembly explained that the extension became expedient to avert a vacuum in the Local Government administration in the state.

The Governor’s letter which was read by the Speaker. Olakunle Oluomo added that the extension is also because the Local Government Councils election had not been scheduled due to prevailing circumstances.

The letter reads, “As you may be aware, the tenure of the present Local Government Transition Committees expires on 17th April, 2020. Considering the fact that Local Government elections have not been scheduled due to prevailing circumstances, it has become expedient to request for the extension of the tenure of the Transition Committees to avert the creation of a vacuum in Local Government Administration.

“Arising from the forgoing, I write to request that the tenure of the Local Government Transition Committees to be extended for another period of 3 months, effective 18th April, 2020.”

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