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Lagos directs council chairmen, councillors to vacate offices

28 October 2014, 18:30

Lagos - The Lagos State Government on Tuesday directed all local government chairmen and councillors in the state to vacate their offices immediately, following the expiration of their tenure.

The chairmen and councillors’ three-year tenure expired on Tuesday.

A statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Aderemi Ibirogba, directed the elected officers to hand over all property of councils in their care to council managers.

Also read: Council elections may not hold in Lagos

The statement also directed the chairmen to co-ordinate the handover in their respective council areas.

It said that elected officials would occupy the offices after the next local government election in the state.

It said that the election would hold on completion of the ongoing voter registration, ward re-delineation and polling booth re-distribution by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Lagos State Government has 20 local governments and 37 local council development areas.

-    NAN

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