Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has appointed and sworn-in Caretaker committees for Local Government Council Areas, Local Government Development Areas and the Area Office in the state.
The Governor had written to the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, seeking approval for the appointment of the Caretaker committees, which was promptly approved.
The Governor’s letter to the Assembly reads in part:
“In view of the urgency of need for a functioning local government system and the arising necessity due to non-existence of legitimate and democratically elected Local Government Executives across the Local Government Councils in Osun State, I hereby forward the attached list of Caretaker members for all the Local Government Council Areas, Local Government Development Area and Area Councils across Osun State, for your consideration, pending the holding of Local Government elections in line with the relevant provisions of the law.
“I seek your expeditious approval so as to properly re-shape and direct the administration of the third tier of government in Osun State.”
Immediately after the Assembly approved the appointees, they were screened.
The swearing-in of the Caretaker members, according to a statement by the spokesperson to the Governor, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, held earlier today, August 16, at the Bola Ige House, Abere , Osogbo.