Osun Assembly Makes U-turn, Extends Tenure of LG Caretaker Committees

The Osun State House of Assembly on Thursday extended the tenure of the Caretaker Management Committee in the 30 Local Government Areas and Local Council Development Areas.

The Speaker, Timothy Owoeye, at the plenary, while reading the request of the governor for the confirmation of the Caretaker Committee Management, held that the request was in tandem with Section 3(A)(i) (ii) (III) of the State of Osun Local Government Administration and Amendment 7 Law,(2021).

A statement by the Press Secretary to the Speaker, Kunle Alabi, quoting Oyetola’s letter to the lawmakers further read, “This is to bring to your notice that the six months term of the Caretaker Management Committee in the Local Government ,Councils, Local Government Development Area Councils will expire on the 12th of July,2022.

“I hereby request the Distinguished State House of Assembly, Osun State to confirm the appointment of the Caretaker Management to run the affairs of the Councils for another period of six months.”

According to PUNCH report,Owoeye, who emphasised the need to prevent a vacuum in the Local Government being the closest tier of government to the people, enjoined the Caretaker members to improve on their relationship with the state lawmakers.

While requesting for their confirmation and re-appointment as Commissioners and Special Advisers, Oyetola who had nominated; Mrs Giwa Latifat, Barr. Olaboopo Olubukola, Hon. Solagbade Oladepo, Hon.Henry Olaonipekun, Hon. Bakare Akande Aleem and Hon.Olanike Omoworare, said the request was in line with the provisions of Section 192(2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as Amended.

The Assembly then told the Commissioners/ Special Advisers designates to Submit 35 copies of their resume to the House of Assembly on or Before Monday 27th June,2022 and constituted a seven-man committee headed by the Deputy Speaker, Simeon Popoola, to screen the nominees.


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