The Oyo State House of Assembly has suspended 13 caretaker chairmen of Local Government and Local Council Development Areas.
The suspension followed their failure to submit status of earth moving equipment in their respective domains to the House as requested.
InsideOyo.com reports that the Assembly during its plenary on Tuesday in Ibadan also said that the Secretary of the suspended caretaker chairmen should take over.
- Akinyele East LCDA,
- Ido LG
- Oluyole LG
- Ibadan North East LG
- Lagelu West LCDA
- Soro LCDA
- Ogbomoso Central LCDA
- Ogbomoso South West LCDA
- Ajorosun LCDA,
- Ibarapa North West LCDA,
- Itesiwaju Local Government
- Oyo East Local and
- Oyo South East LCDA.
Insideoyo.com recalls that the House had earlier directed the caretaker chairmen to submit the list of earth moving equipment in their domain.
The Speaker, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin said the affected Caretaker Chairmen demonstrated their gross incompetence over their failure to bring a simple report on the state of earth moving equipment in their different domains.
Hon Ogundoyin said the Oyo State House of Assembly was really disappointed in their action and that the Assembly and the people have lost faith in their ability and competence.
“in section 21 of the Local Government law , it says without prejudice to the provisions of this law and sequel to the petition received by the State House of Assembly and upon investigation, any culpable Chairman or Vice Chairman shall be recommended for suspension or removal by a resolution of the House. It is not a witch-hunt of any Chairman. Thirteen Caretaker Chairmen failed to honor and respect the directive of the House.”
Presenting the report of the Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters earlier, Hon Segun Ademola , Ibadan South East 2 said despite the grace of another two weeks given by the House to Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas yet to submit the report of earth moving equipment in their domains to do so , which lapsed on the twenty-third of October, thirteen
Chairmen still failed to submit same as directed.
The Deputy Speaker, Hon Muhammad Fadeyi commended the Committee for doing a good job and described the action of the thirteen Caretaker Chairmen as an affront and an insult to the 9th Oyo State House of Assembly hence they should be suspended indefinitely.
Others including the Majority Leader, Hon Sanjo Adedoyin, the Minority Leader, Hon Asimiyu Alarape, Hon Isiaka Tunde Oyo East/Oyo West and Hon Olusola Owolabi (Ibadan North East 2) were unanimous in applauding the decision of the House to suspend the Caretaker Chairmen and added that it was the duty of the lawmakers to ensure that the Local Government and Local Council Development Areas function effectively wel