ABEOKUTA - Governor Dapo Abiodun has written the Ogun State House of Assembly for the lawmakers's consent to extend the tenure of the Local Government Transition Chairmen.
Abiodun is desirous of enlongating the Transaction Chairmen's tenure by another three months, their initial tenure having lapsed as of April 17, 2020.
The Governor premised his request for the tenure extension on the prevailing circumstance foisted on humanity by the COVID-19 pandemic, which had made this period inauspicious for scheduling conducting Local Government elections.
"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 yo 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," Abiodun stated in his correspondence dated 13th April, 2020.
The Ogun Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon Olakunle Oluomo, who acknowledged and reads the letter before the lawmakers at a plenary session at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, said that the request for the extension became expedient to avert a vacuum in Local Government administration.
Consequently, the Speaker directed the council chairmen to forward their performance reports since assumption of office to the Assembly on or before Monday, 18th, May 2020.
In another development, two bills including : Ogun State Public Health (Amendment) Law, 2020 and Ogun State Regulations Approval Law, 2020 scaled first reading in the Hallowed Chambers of the Assembly.
The bills with long the titles: "HB.No. 38/OG/2020- A Bill for a Law to Amend the Ogun State Public Health Law, 2006 and H.B No. 39/OG/ 2020- A Bill for a Law to prescribe approval of regulation by Resolution of the Ogun State House of Assembly and for connected purposes were read for the first time by the Ag. Clerk of the Assembly, Mr. 'Deji Adeyemo before the lawmakers. (daily crucible)
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