Oyo Assembly Set To Scrutinize Accounts of LGs, LCDAs, Calls For Submission Of Records

The Oyo State House of Assembly has mandated all Chairmen of the 33 local government areas (LGAs) and 35 local council development areas (LCDAs) to submit an account of their stewardship by next Friday.

According to the Assembly on Thursday, the move was is in recognition of the fast-approaching expiration of the current tenure by March 19 and operation of transition committee Chairmen in LGAs and LCDAs in anticipation of the local government election on May 15.

Upon submission of the reports, an Adhoc committee of the Assembly is scheduled to scrutinize their activities in terms of their records, accounts, projects and contracts from December 2020 till date.

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As contained in a motion presented by the Chairman, House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Honourable Ademola Popoola, the stewardship report will prevent the caretaker committees from foisting liabilities on the incoming democratically elected government.

After the submission of the report of stewardship, the local government Chairmen are billed to appear before the Popoola led Adhoc committee, which will subsequently present a report of its findings at a plenary before March 19.

This resolution that the stewardship report is brought to the house was reached after an objection raised by Honourable Wumi Oladeji of Ogbomoso North and Honourable Isiaka Kazeem of Oyo East/Oyo West constituency.
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They objected against carrying out a going-around oversight not long after one was carried out last November.

Meanwhile, Honourable Akintunde Olajide of Lagelu and Honourable Dele Adeola argued that it was right that the local government Chairmen, once again, be asked to give an account of the allocations they got monthly.

On his part and in support of an oversight visit, deputy Speaker, Honourable Abiodun Fadeyi posited that it was right that the local government Chairmen render an account of their tenure in the office before leaving on March 19

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