The Kwara State government has, today, extended the suspension of council chairmen and legislative council committees across the 16 local government areas of the state by six months.
Recall that the council chairmen alongside their legislative counterparts were placed on suspension by the Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on the 18th of June, 2019 following a resolution of the State House of Assembly.
The Assembly had called for the suspension of both the executive and legislative committees of the councils in view of a probe into allegations of financial infractions levelled against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
A statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye shows that the governor has extended the suspension which should ordinarily have expired today.
“The Governor has today signed the Kwara State Local Government Councils’ (Suspension) Order 2020 which extends the subsisting suspension of the executive and legislative committees by six months. This extension, which is pursuant to the subsisting Kwara State House of Assembly resolution of 18th June 2019, is in public interest.
“The extension comes on the heels of the yet-to-be-concluded probe into the alleged financial infractions of the council heads and their legislative committees by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).