Amosun Swears-in LG Transition Committee Members

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The newly sworn-in transition caretaker committees in the 20 local government councils in the state have been charged to discharge their responsibilities without fear or favour and ensuring that people of their areas feel the dividends of democracy in terms of their progammes, projects and cleaning of the environment.

 

The advice was given yesterday evening by the state Governor Ibikunle Amosun at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta during the swearing-in ceremony of the 20 local government chairmen and their members.

 

Amosun said, ’’you should all see this your new call as a call to service and not a way of acquiring wealth or taking vengeance on anybody. What should be paramount in your mind is how to join this government in the rebuilding of this great state of ours. It is a collective task that must be achieved by all of us. I congratulate you once again.’’

The appointed members were sworn-in at exactly 6:37 pm by the state governor, while other four members of the committee will be sworn –in by the appointed chairmen at their various local governments.

 

Present at the colorful celebration that attracted families, friends, party loyalists and well wishers of the newly appointed members across the state were the deputy governor of the state, Prince Segun Adesegun, SSG, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, Head of Service, HOS, Princess Iyabode Odulate, ACN Chairman in the state, Alhaji Tajudeen Bello and other party stalwarts.

 

Meanwhile, the abducted chairman nominee for Ijebu North local government, Barr. Kunle Ogunlana was later screened by the lawmakers with three of his members while the remaining one was not seen.

 

P.M.NEWS gathered that the man was driven back to Ago-Iwoye but was asked to come back for his screening. The report of the screening committee headed by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Suraju Ishola Adekunbi, was signed by both the Speaker and the Acting Clerk of the House, Mr. A.T.

Adeyemo and was read on the floor of the House by the Majority Leader, Hon. Israel O. Jolaoso in the absence of the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Tola Banjo.

 

The motion for the adoption and confirmation of the nominees was moved by the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Israel Olujobi Jolaoso representing Ewekoro State Constituency and was seconded by the Minority Leader, Hon. Job Olufemi Akintan representing Egbado North 2 Constituency.

 

The Speaker had earlier read a letter sent to the House by the governor of the state calling the attention of the lawmakers to the withdrawal of the list of the nominees submitted earlier by the governor to the House on Wednesday, 6 July 2011.

 

Part of the letter reads: ’’…..it has become necessary to withdraw the list, therefore, I hereby attach the new list…’’.

 

The House later adjourned sitting and would reconvene on Tuesday 12 July 2011 by 11:00 am.

By From Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta