RVHA Ratifies Suspension Of 12 LG Chairmen


Proceedings in the State Assembly continued as usual last week with the ratification of the suspension of 12 local government chairmen by the state governor.
The ratification is coming two weeks after the House held public sittings ahead further consideration of the State Pension Reform bill 2019 and the State Environmental Sanitation and Management bill 2018.
With the conclusion of the public sitting, the House is expected in the next few weeks to debate and hereafter give a third and final endorsement of the two bills.
Consequently, the House while endorsing the suspension of the local government chairman has commended the governor for his discipline and firmness to ensure effectiveness at the local government level.
Against this backdrop, House Committee Chairmen on Local Government Affairs, Hon. Kelechi Nworgu has thrown his support behind the suspension of the chairmen by the governor.
Hon. Nworgu’s support came after the Assembly ratified the suspension as he hailed the governor for acting in line with the State Local Government law of 2018.
He said, “ the governor acted within the limits of his powers as authorised by the law.”
Nworgu also praised the governor for shouldering some of the responsibilities of the local government councils, arguing that no council chairman is above the law.
He reasoned that the governor’s action will serve as a deterrent to other council chairmen.
Adding, “Next time when they call a meeting by 10am before 8am they are  there, including the vice chairmen. In any organization there must be discipline.”