By Mosunmola Ayobami,Kwara
Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has for the third time extended the suspension of the executive and legislative council committees across the 16 local government areas of the state for six months.
The extension comes on the heels of the yet-to-be-concluded probe into the alleged financial infractions of the council heads and their legislative committees by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
This was according to a statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor,Rafiu Ajakaye on Thursday.
“The Governor has today signed the Kwara State Local Government Councils’ (Suspension) Order 2020 which extends the subsisting suspension of the executive and legislative committees by six months. This extension, which is pursuant to the subsisting Kwara State House of Assembly resolution of 18th June 2019, is in the public interest,” the statement reads.
It would be recalled that the state government had earlier suspended the 16 local government Chairmen and some officers for six months from 18th June 2019 following the Kwara state House of Assembly resolution over alleged misappropriation of public funds.
The suspension was later extended by another six months in December 18th 2019 so as to get EFCC’s outcome.