The Ogun State House of Assembly has acknowledged a letter from the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun requesting for a three-month extension of the tenure of the present Local Government Transition Committees following the expiration of their tenure on the 17th of April, 2020.
The Governor’s letter dated 13th April 2020, read by Speaker Olakunle Oluomo before the lawmakers at a plenary session held at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, noted that the request for the extension became expedient to avert a vacuum in local Government administration; considering the fact that Local Government Councils election had not been scheduled due to prevailing circumstances.
The letter reads, “As you may be aware, the tenure of the present Local Government Transition Committees expires on 17th April 2020. Considering the fact that local government elections have not been scheduled due to prevailing circumstances.
“It has become expedient to request for the extension of the tenure of the Transition Committees to avert the creation of a vacuum in Local Government Administration.
“Arising from the foregoing, I write to request that the tenure of the local government transition committees to be extended for another period of 3 months, effective 18th April 2020”, the letter partly reads.
Meanwhile, the Speaker directed the council chairmen to forward their performance reports since assumption of office to the Assembly on or before Monday, 18th, May 2020.
In another development, two bills including Ogun State Public Health (Amendment) Law, 2020 and Ogun State Regulations Approval Law, 2020 scaled first reading in the Hallowed Chambers of the Assembly.
The bills with long the titles: “HB.No. 38/OG/2020- A Bill for a Law to Amend the Ogun State Public Health Law, 2006 and H.B No. 39/OG/ 2020- A Bill for a Law to prescribe approval of regulation by Resolution of the Ogun State House of Assembly and for connected purposes were read for the first time by the Ag. Clerk of the Assembly, Mr. ‘Deji Adeyemo before the lawmakers.