The Ogun House of Assembly on Wednesday approved the extension of 18 out of 20 Local Government Transition Committee Chairmen for another period of three months.
Mr Akeem Balogun (APC -Ogun waterside) , Chairman House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, read the report of his committee during plenary on the extension of the LG transition committee members.
Balogun explained that the house committee chairman had critically considered the request of the governor to extend the tenure of the caretaker committee for another three months.
He stated that the extension of tenure of transition committee chairmen of Remo North and Ogun waterside local government, Biodun Somoye and Femi Onanuga respectively were declined.
“The committee did not recommend the extension of tenure for the transition committee chairmen of remo north, Biodun Somoye and Ogun waterside side, Femi Onanuga due to the fact that petitions received from their respective local governments are still receiving the attention of the House.
Balogun moved the motion for the adoption of the report of his committee, seconded by Mr Ganiyu Oyedeji (APM -Ifo 11).
Mr Olakunle Oluomo (APC–Ifo1), the Speaker, noted that by the adoption of the committee’s report, the appointment of the 18 committee chairmen and members were reconfirmed.
Oluomo added that the House had put on hold the confirmation of Remo North and Ogun waterside council chairmen.
He said that the vice chairmen should take over the affairs of the local government, saying that the HOLGA and the Ministry of local government should ensure it’s implementation.
The speaker ordered the two chairmen concerned to appear before the House on Tuesday, August 11, adding that they should come and defend themselves appropriately before they could be reconfirmed.
Mr Solomon Osho (APC -Remo North), had pleaded with his colleague lawmakers to pardon and confirm the chairman of Remo North being his constituency of all offences he must have committed which they rejected