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Osun Assembly Extends Tenure of LG Caretaker Committees

Osun State House of Assembly, OSHA, has confirmed the extension of Local Government Caretaker member’s tenure which expires on 12th July, for another six months.

The motion for confirmation was moved by the Majority Leader, Mr Maroof Olanrewaju and seconded by Member representing Atakumosa East/West LGA, Mr Babatunde Komolafe.

Responding, Mr Olanrewaju said the need to extend their tenure became necessary to prevent a vacuum of operations in the local councils, as the state prepares for its governorship polls.

During the sitting presided over by the Speaker of the House,Mr. Timothy Owoeye who read two letters received from the State Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, requesting for the confirmation of the appointment of Osun State Local Government caretaker committee and the nominees for commissioners and Special Advisers including, Mrs Giwa Abiodun, Barrister Bukola Olaboopo, Mr Henry Olanipekun, Mr Sholagbade Oladepo ,Mrs Olanike Omoworare and Bakare Akande.

Mr Owoeye set up a 7-man screening committee headed by the Deputy Speaker, Mr Femi Popoola to check the credentials of nominees and submit the report to the House in the next one week.

He commended the state’s helmsman for lifting ban of the state civil servants’ promotion exercise which had been on hold for 5years and congratulated them for a successful promotion.

Mr Owoeye appreciated the members of the 7th Assembly for their commitment, doggedness and zeal to take Osun State to the next level urged them to sustain the brotherly love existing amongst them not putting to cognisance of the outcome of the just concluded party primaries.

In another development, under personal Observation, the member representing Ife South State Constituency, Mr Gbenga Ogundipe appreciated Governor Oyetola for provision of transformers which restored power supply to his constituents after 10 years of blackout.

Mr Ogundipe called on the people to reciprocate the governor’s efforts by reelecting him on the 16th of next month.

The House adjourned till Monday next week.

Mojisola Oladele

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