Following the court injunction secured by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State which restrained the sixty-eight sacked council chairmen and Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs from illegally taking-over the councils some caretaker chairmen have assumed the office.

Our correspondent who has been monitoring the situation reports that at Ibadan Southwest Local Government, Aleshinoye, a large number of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, loyalists were on ground discussing in groups.

In an interview, the caretaker chairman, Mr. Olumide Balogun noted that as at the time he assumed duty some thugs who allegedly to belong to the opposition party came to disrupt the peaceful environment had been handed over to the police.

Caretaker Chairman, Ibadan North West Local Government, Mr. Rahaman Adepoju who was found in his office said he had begun work to meet the needs of the people.

Similarly, caretaker chairman, Okebadan North LCDA, Mr. Ganiyu Omotosho said there was no cause for alarm.

In all the councils visited, workers were yet to assume duties in compliance with the directives of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees.

Lillian Ibomor


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