By Kolawole Olawale, Abeokuta
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has appointed transition committees for the 20 Local Government Areas of the State, following the expiration of the tenure of elected chairmen of the councils in October 2019.
A release signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Mr. Kunle Somorin, indicated that the new transition committee members were chosen in furtherance of the government’s philosophy of inclusive and participatory governance, adding that the committees would be in office until the Ogun State Electoral Commission (OGSEIC), conducts election to pick new council chairmen.
Each of the 20 council areas has a 5-man committee comprising a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary to the local government and two other members.
According to the release, the Chairmen included: Hon. Ayo Shomide, Abeokuta South; Prince Tunde Tella for Abeokuta North, Fatai Mustapha, Obafemi Owode; Mr. Semiu Bola Lawal, Odeda; Hon. Fola Salami, Ifo; Mr. Muyiwa Babayemi, Ewekoro, while Ijebu-Ode has Engr. Olugbenga Olugbile as its Chairman.
Hon. Femi Onokoya, takes charge of Odogbolu; Mr. Segun Odunola, Ijebu North East; Hon. Rotimi Akinsanya, Ikenne; Hon. Gbenga Banjo Baruwa, Sagamu; Hon. Biodun Somoye, Remo North; Jaiyeola Yekeen, Ijebu North and Mr. Falujo Callistus, Ijebu East.
Other transition committee chairmen are: Com. Femi Onanuga, Ogun Waterside; Mr. Fagbenro Olabode, Yewa South; Hon. Shuaib Adeoshun, Ipokia; Mr. Babatunde Bankole, Yewa North; Olusola Oke, Imeko Afon and Wasiu Lawal, Ado-Odo/Ota.