Just hours after his inauguration, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has dissolved all local government chairmen in the state with immediate effect.
This was contained in a statement issued to the media on Wednesday, May 29 by his Chief of Staff, Bisi Ilaka; and it mandated the Council chairmen to handover to the head of local government administration; or the most senior directors in their local government areas and councils.
It was reported that the local government chairmen, who are all members of All Progressives Congress (APC) were elected last year May.
But, Makinde in the statement said that all the council chairmen have been dissolved.
He also announced that all boards of parastatals and corporations be dissolved.
Makinde concluded that embargo has been placed on all Local and State Government accounts until further directives.
He said, “Special Service Announcement!!!
“His Excellency, the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde has directed as follows:
“That all local Government authorities, Local Council Development Authorities be dissolved with immediate effect.
“That all Local Government Chairmen are to hand over to their Heads of Local Government Administration (HLA) or the most Senior Directors in their local government areas and councils.”
And he also said: “That all Boards of Parastatals and corporations be dissolved.
“That embargo be placed on all Local and State Government accounts until further directives.”