Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Ondo State Assembly recalls sacked LG chairmen

15 November 2012, 10:32

Akure - The Ondo State House of Assembly on Wednesday ordered the recall of the suspended chairmen of nine of the 18 local government councils in the state, barely a week after their suspension.

The affected councils included Akure North, Ose, Owo, Ifedore, Idanre, Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo, Ilaje, Ese-Odo and Akoko North East.

The suspension of the chairmen, according to the Speaker of the Assembly, Mr Samuel Adesina, was due to their failure to comply with a directive on the audit of their workers for submission to the house.

However, at the sitting of the house on Wednesday, the Majority Leader, Mr Dayo Akinsoyinu, said the caretaker chairmen had complied with the assembly's instruction.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the recall of the chairmen followed the intervention of Gov. Olusegun Mimiko and party leaders.

A source said the governor on Tuesday invited the lawmakers to a meeting where areas of dispute were sorted out.

The majority leader moved the motion to lift the suspension and it was unanimously adopted.

Commenting on the situation, Mr Banji Okunomo, the Public Relations Officer of Association of Local Government Chairmen, said the chairmen were directed to return to their offices.

Okunomo said the house was only performing its oversight function by asking them to submit the staff audit report, saying "the failure of some of them to comply led to their suspension".

- NAN

Tags ondo
NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Jonathan grabs PDP structures

22 May 2015, 10:19

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Africa: A house divided against i...

For instance, precisely on April 14, 2015, the global media was agog with the news of xenophobia attacks by some few misguided South Africans against African immigrants. Read more...

Submitted by
Ndedigwe Obianuju
The African woman

Everyone condemns racism openly but when it comes to gender, it becomes the role of just one party that brands itself superior, to decide who controls who and no one dares refute.  Read more...

Submitted by
Godfrey Onagwa
Agricultural extension gets a boo...

The 20th Annual Conference of the Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON) held from the 11th to 14th May, 2015 at the Ahmadu Bello University, Samaru Zaria Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Corruption: The war Buhari must f...

It is not an exaggeration to say that the problem of corruption in Nigeria seems insuperable and is by each passing day making the people more and more vulnerable to biting poverty, hunger, disease, unemployment, insecurity and illiteracy. Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
As rate race commences, who eats ...

In a Rat Race situation, merit is usually sacrificed on the altar of mediocrity and consequently thrown to the dogs. Read more...

Submitted by
SAMUEL UFOT EKEKERE
Take a break

People managers understand that if they want to keep workers working for longer years, they have to manage the time of work and allow for short breaks at intervals.  Read more...