OYO, Nigeria – The State House of Assembly has reinstated the suspended thirteen Local Government and Local Council Development Areas Caretaker Chairmen.
The assembly announced the reinstatement on Thursday.
OgeneAfrican learnt that the decision was taken after the presentation of the report of the House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters read by its Chairman, Hon Olusegun Popoola.
Our correspondent recalls that the Assembly had a few days ago announced the suspension of the 13 council bosses.
The assembly announced their suspension due to their failure to submit a report of the earth moving equipment in thier respective councils.
The Assembly, however, on Thursday said it has lifted the suspension.
Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Honourable Adebo Ogundoyin while announcing the reinstatement, said the request was for the house to know the condition of equipment as many of roads in the council areas required grading.
Ogundoyin added that the House will not relent in its resolve to ensure good governance, defend democracy and also support efforts of the State Governor to bring democratic dividends to the people.
“Our decision was not to witch-hunt any local Council or Caretaker Chairmen.
“We are determined to deliver good governance at all times and I want all Government functionaries to have that in mind. We are satisfied with the performance of Governor Seyi Makinde.
“We will be going on oversight functions to all the Local Government and Local Council Development Areas soon to monitor their projects.
“Let it be known today that the Oyo State House of Assembly will always stand on the side of the people.
“We shall not compromise on good governance”.