Ogun Assembly probes 57 council bosses

The Ogun State House of Assembly  has  begun investigations into  the suspended chairmen of the 20 local government councils and 37 local council development areas’  financial dealings.

The chairmen were suspended by the Assembly.

The Vice-Chairman of  the Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs,   Jemili Akingbade, gave instructions to   the chairmen  to submit  the  reports  of  the capital projects  they executed, the bidding processes of the  contracts awarded and expenditure for scrutiny by the lawmakers  during an  interactive session  between the  committee and the council bosses  on Monday  at the Assembly complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

He said the  Assembly  had been   examining  the  petitions against them.

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The committee ordered the council bosses  to submit detailed reports  of  their tenure between October 2016  and  May 2019.

Akingbade assured the chairmen   of  fairness,  saying    the meeting was an avenue for them  to clear  themselves of allegations levelled against them.

Akingbade added  that the Assembly would resolve the issues concerning the suspension of the  chairmen within three weeks.

The Deputy Speaker, Oludare Kadiri; Minority Leader, Ganiyu Oyedeji; the  representative of Abeokuta South I, Yusuf Adejojo; and the representative of  Ijebu North- East, Abayomi Fasuwa, promised that the Assembly would investigate  the allegations  of misappropriation of fund and abuse of office levelled against the chairmen.

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