8 Jun 2015

Gov. Fayose re-constitutes 16 local government caretakers

Ekiti state governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, will swear in members of the caretaker committees in the 16 local government areas of the state on Tuesday.

The names of those that would constitute the local government transition committee have been compiled and announced by the state government.

The reconstitution showed that virtually all the members were returned, with the exception of the former Caretaker Chairman in Oye Local Government Area, who was replaced with Mr Oluwole Paul.

The newly-inaugurated House of Assembly had, on Friday after its inauguration, performed its first legislative duty by acceding to Governor Fayose's request to dissolve the council, having spent the mandatory six months as stipulated by the constitution.

A letter dated June 5 and addressed to the Speaker, Honourable Kola Oluwawole, asked for the Assembly's nod for the reconstitution of the caretaker committees in accordance with the State Local Government Transition law No 4 of 2002.

The letter was read on the floor of the House by the Leader of Government Business, Honourable Olatunji Akinyele and was unanimously voted for when put to vote by the speaker.

Credit: Sam Nwaoko/Nigerian Tribune

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