Ekiti assembly threatens LG officials with arrest over missing N3.6bn

Ekiti assembly threatens LG officials with arrest over  missing N3.6bn

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has threatened 16 suspended Local Government chairmen in the State with arrest if they fail to refund N3.6bn to the State treasury. The lawmakers took the decision during the valedictory session of the fifth assembly. This followed the recommendation and adoption of the panel which indicted the council chairmen


The Ekiti State House of Assembly has threatened 16 suspended Local Government chairmen in the State with arrest if they fail to refund N3.6bn to the State treasury.

EKITI STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

The lawmakers took the decision during the valedictory session of the fifth assembly.

This followed the recommendation and adoption of the panel which indicted the council chairmen of mismanagement of public fund.

GOVERNOR FAYEMI KAYODE OF EKITI STATE

The legislator representing Ikere Constituency II, Mr Sunday Akinniyi, on Monday presented the report of the House Committee on Public Account, which recommended sanctions for the local government chairmen.

But, the PDP lawmakers in the House of Assembly opposed the recommendation.

The PDP lawmakers were, however, overruled by the Speaker, Adeniran Alagbada, who claimed that the chairmen went too far in their actions.

Alagbada cited an example of his local government, Ise/Orun, where over N300m was set aside for building of secretariat, but the contract was not executed.

The assembly also screened and confirmed the nomination of chairmen and members of three commissions nominated by Governor Kayode Fayemi.

The commissions are House of Assembly Service Commission chaired by Chief Taiwo Olatunbosun; Civil Service Commission headed by Mr Bunmi Famosanya and State Independent Electoral Commission with Justice Jide Aladejana as chairman.

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Alagbada congratulated the appointees and urged them to justify the confidence reposed in them.

The Local Government chairmen were absent when the report was submitted.

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