Kwara Govt Suspends LG Councils For Six Months

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Updated June 19, 2019

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The Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq, has suspended the 16 Local Government Council Executive and Legislative committees in line with the earlier recommendation of the State House of Assembly.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye.

The suspension came hours after the recommendation of the House of Assembly.

The House had, in the resolution earlier in the day, urged the governor “to immediately suspend all the 16 Local Government Executive and Legislative Committees in the state pending the outcome of the investigation into the allegations of misappropriation of public funds leveled against them so as not to jeopardise the process of investigation”.

Section 29 of the Kwara State Local Government Law Cap. K33, 2006 empowers the governor to suspend the chief executive of the local council for six months.

The Constitution, on the other hand, empowers the House of Assembly to investigate the local councils for alleged infraction and corruption.