The Oyo State House of Assembly has directed all chairmen of the 33 Local Government areas and 35 Local Council Development areas, LCDAs, to submit an account of their stewardship by next Friday.

After the submission, the Adhoc committee of the assembly is expected to scrutinize the activities of the LGs and LCDAs in terms of records, accounts, projects and contracts from December 2020 till date.

This move, according to the assembly, is in recognition of the fact that the current tenure and operation of transition committee chairmen in LGAs and LCDAs will expire on March 19 in anticipation of the conduct of Local Government election on May 15.

According to a motion presented by Chairman, House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Mr. Ademola Popoola, the stewardship report would prevent the caretaker committees from foisting liabilities on the incoming democratically elected government.

Meanwhile, the resolution by the committee to carry out another oversight not long after one was done last November was earlier objected by Mrs. Wumi Oladeji of Ogbomoso North and Mr. Isiaka Kazeem of Oyo East/Oyo West constituency.

Net/Babatunde Tiamiyu

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