Story By Akinola Emmanuel, February 18, 2021
The Oyo State House of Assembly says it ready to review and examine the activities, projects and spending of the 68 Local Government Caretaker Chairmen and Sole Administrators across the Local Governments and LCDAs before the expiration of their tenure.
The State lawmakers during their Thursday plenary noted that the tenure and operation of Transition Committee chairmen in Local governments and Local Council Development Areas in Oyo State will soon become moribund in view of the recent announcement of election time table by OYSIEC, which is a welcome and exciting development for all lovers of democracy.
According to the motion moved by the Chairman Committee on Local Government representing Ibadan South East II State Constituency, Hon. Ademola Popoola, oyo assembly insisted on the need to inspect and scrutinize the activities of the LGAs and LCDAs in term of their record, accounts, projects and contracts with effect from December, 2020, in order to ensure sanity and prevent them from leaving liabilities behind for the incoming democratically elected Council Chairmen.
The Caretaker Chairmen will be leaving office in barely two weeks time going by the three months tenure elongation granted them by the Oyo State House of Assembly and the recently announced local government election time table by OYSIEC.
According to the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin the committee setup by the House to perform the duty will have representatives from each zones of the State including Oke Ogun 2 and Ibadan less city areas.
“We need to make the caretaker chairmen accountable. We need to verify the projects executed under their administration and scrutinize how much they have spent and how well they have being able to serve the people with the funds approved for them.
“ As the representative of the people, it is our obligation. We are equally setting the record straight for the chairmen that will be elected into that position very soon” he added.