Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Amosun receives report on suspended Ijebu East Local Government officials

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Ibikunle Amosun, Governor of Ogun State

Ibikunle Amosun, two weeks ago, suspended the Ijebu East local council chairman and other elected officials

The panel of inquiry set up to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the crisis which erupted recently between the Executive and Legislative arms of the Ijebu East Local Government Area of the State has submitted its report.

The State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, two weeks ago, suspended the council chairman and other elected officials including all political appointees in the council. He subsequently set up a five man-man panel of inquiry to look into the cause of the crisis.

Though the findings in the report were not made public, the state governor promised that government would study the report and come up with a white paper to prevent a recurrence.

Mr. Amosun said his administration is committed to respecting the rule of law and realizes that the three tiers of government should be independent of the other.

The governor, represented by Secretary to State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa, however held that the state government will not fold its arms and watch people under any guise take actions that could be injurious to the socio-economic wellbeing of the generality of the people of the State.

Mr. Amosun said the Government would continue to take steps necessary to impact positively on the lives of residents.

He thanked members of the five-man Committee for working within the 14-day time frame given to carry out the assignment

Earlier, while submitting the report to the state government, the Chairman of the panel, Wole Adesiji, thanked members of the Committee for their commitment and dedication to the assignment, with a call on government to adequately study the report.

He also thanked the government for the opportunity given to members to serve the State and expressed optimism that the recommendations put forward would assist government in finding a lasting solution to the crisis.

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