Governor Abiodun demands extension of Local Government chairmen’s tenure in Ogun State
Governor Dapo Abiodun has written a letter to the Ogun State House of Assembly as he seeks to extend the tenure of local government transition committees.
Their tenure ended on April 17 but the coronavirus pandemic that has economic and political activities on hold since March is stalling the conduct of elections.
Governor Abiodun’s letter was dated April 13 was read by the Speaker of the OGHA, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Olumo this week.
He demanded that the tenure of the transition chairmen be extended by three months in avoiding a vacuum in the local government administration in the state.
“As you may be aware, the tenure of the present local government transition committees expires on April 17, 2020,” the letter read.
“Considering the fact that local government elections have not been scheduled due to prevailing circumstances, it has become expedient to request the extension of the tenure of the transition committees to avert the creation of a vacuum in local government administration.”
In his response, Rt. Hon. Oluomo ordered the 20 local government transition chairmen to forward their performance reports to the House since their appointment in January.