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Oyo State Assembly gives Council chairmen Ultimatum for Account Submission

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The Oyo State House of Assembly has directed all Chairmen of the 33 local government areas (LGAs) and 35 local council development areas (LCDAs) to submit an account of their stewardship by next Friday.

According to reports, a motion was presented by Chairman, House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Honourable Ademola Popoola, to scrutinize the activities of the LGs and LCDAs in terms of their records, accounts, projects and contracts from December 2020 till date.

 This resolution that the stewardship report is brought to the house was reached after objection by Honourable Wumi Oladeji of Ogbomoso North and Honourable Isiaka Kazeem of Oyo East/Oyo West constituency against carrying out another oversight not long after one was carried out last November.

However, an Adhoc committee of the Assembly will be set up to scrutinize the activities of the LGs and LCDAs in terms of their records, accounts, projects and contracts from December 2020 till date.

This move, according to the Assembly, is in recognition of the fact that the current tenure and operation of transition committee Chairmen in LGAs and LCDAs will expire on March 19 in anticipation of the conduct of local government election on May 15.

The result will be submitted at a plenary before March 19 after making their findings.

Honourable Oladeji stressed that the local government Chairmen will be asked to present their handover report.

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