The Kwara state Governor, Governor Abdulfatai
Ahmed has dissolved 16 LG councils for being unable to meet their statutory responsibilities to the people.
The governor justified the councils’ dissolution in his formal notification to the state House of Assembly, adding that they failed to execute any meaningful projects in the last three years and were unable to pay workers’ salaries for months.
According to the governor’s message to the state House of Assembly read by the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Mathew Okedare, who presided over Tuesday plenary, Ahmed accused the 16 LG officials of failing in their responsibilities in the last year.
He also informed the House of his intention to appoint caretaker committees to run the affairs of the councils.
Ahmed said, “I took this step (dissolution of the LG councils) following sustained complaints by the residents of poor performance of the local councils in discharging their statutory functions.”
The governor did not accuse the former chairmen. He said he received complaints from the various constituents about the inability of the councils to meet statutory expectations of the masses in terms of project executions and payment of salaries.