The Ondo State government has directed the 18 council chairmen, to handover the leadership of the Councils to the heads of local government administration with immediate effect.
The directive was given by the acting governor of the state, Hon Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa.
This was contained in a press statement issued on Wednesday August 30th 2023, by the Press Secretary, Mr Kenneth Odusola-Stevenson.
The statement directed the Heads of Local Government Administration in the 18 Local Governments across the State to take charge of the administration of the Local Governments forthwith, pending further directives from the State Government.
SEE THE PRESS STATEMENT BELOW 👇
END OF THE TENURE OF ELECTED LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCILS IN ONDO STATE.
The constitutional tenure of the elected Chairmen and Councillors of Local Governments in Ondo State ends today, 30th August 2023.
This implies that all Chairmen and Councillors would vacate their respective offices accordingly and hand over the administration of the Local Governments.
Pursuant to the foregoing and in order not to allow for vacuum, the Acting Governor of Ondo State, Hon Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, has directed the Heads of Local Government Administration in the eighteen (18) Local Governments across the State to take charge of the administration of the Local Governments forthwith, pending further directives from the State Government.
The outgoing officials are also enjoined to handover properly, please.
The State Government appreciates the outgoing Chairmen and Councillors for their meritorious services to the people of Ondo State, while also wishing them the best in their future endeavours.
Mr Kenneth Odusola-Stevenson, Press Secretary to the Governor, Office of the Acting Governor.
30th August, 2023.