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The Ogun state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has again written to seek for the extension of tenure for the Local Government Transition Committee by another three months.
This is the third time the governor is seeking extension of tenure of office for the Committee in the 20 councils in the state.
The Assembly had earlier granted an approval for the appointment of the committees in January 2020 and also extended their tenure of office in April and July respectively by a period of three months.
In a letter written to the assembly by the Governor dated 16th of October read by the speaker, Olakunle Oluomo at the floor of the Ogun State Assembly plenary on Wednesday, the governor’s request followed the tenure expiration of the committees on 19th October, 2020.
Abiodun blamed inability to hold local government elections on the current events in the state and across the country.
The letter read in parts, “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 foregoing, I write to request that the tenure of the Local Government Transition Committees be extended for another period of 3 months”.
The Speaker while forwarding the request to the Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs for further legislations urged the Governor to set machineries in motion towards ensuring the timely conduct of the councils’ elections.