By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola has directed that all bank accounts of Local Governments in the state be frozen.
In a circular with reference number, CM. 724/463, dated 5th February, 2021, addressed to all the Council Managers stated that all the accounts domiciled in banks will be frozen effective from Monday February 8, 2021.
Western Post had reported that Oyetola directed all political office holders at the Local Government Council to vacate their respective offices and then instructed them to hand over to the most Senior Government Personnel.
According to the governor, “this is in pursuant to the expiration of the tenure of all political office holders in all the Local Government, Area Development Councils and Administrative offices in Osun.
The circular also directed all the affected Council Managers to submit to the office of the Coordinating Director in the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs statements of bank balances of all accounts.
According to the circular, “It should be tendered separately on all accounts being operated by your council as well as all cheque books and payment mandates on each of the accounts of your Council latest Wednesday, February 10, 2021.”
It also instructed that the documents are to be submitted personally by each Council Manager of each Council.