Oyo Assembly To Suspend Caretaker Chairmen For Refusing To Submit Reports
The Oyo state House of Assembly on Wednesday has vowed to suspend all Transition Committee Chairmen of Local Government and Local Council Development Areas who again failed to submit a comprehensive report on the state of earth moving equipments in their councils on or before 23rd of October.
The decision to suspend the caretaker chairmen was made
after the committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters of Oyo 9th Assembly presented their Interim report on the list of graders, bulldozers, flatbed trucks and other earth moving equipments in Local Government and Local Council Development Areas of Oyo State.
The report stated the almost all the caretaker chairmen disregarded the order of the House, when asked to submit a comprehensive report on the state of earth moving equipment in their councils.
The chairman of the committee, Hon Segun Popoola Ibadan South East 2, giving his report on Wednesday said only three Local Governments, Irepodun, Ibarapa Central and Atisbo South submitted their repots.
The speaker, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin condemned the inability of the chairmen and the Heads of Local Government Administration to submit the report which is expected to highlight the condition of the earth moving equipment, and said the House will at the expiration of the ultimatum suspend all chairmen that fail to comply with the new directive. He described the attitude of the Chairmen as uncalled for.
In his reaction, the Deputy Speaker, Hon Muhammad Fadeyi described the action of the Caretaker Chairmen as despicable and a slap on the face of the legislature, adding that the issue should be taken seriously.
Hon Popoola in the report equally recommended that the LGs and LCDAs embark on construction and rehabilitation of roads within their localities especially rural roads for easy transportation, and report to the house on a daily basis.
The recommendation also urged the Council Chairmen to always imbibe good maintenance culture in the management of Government equipment and property.
Recall that the House had on the 18th of August, 2020 during plenary directed all the 33 LGs and 35 LCDAs in Oyo State to submit detailed report of earth moving equipment in their domain to the house Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters.
The report is expected to contain the list of graders, bulldozers, flat-bed trucks and other earth moving equipment in their council areas with a view to ascertaining their condition and level of functionality.