The Lagos State Government said on Thursday that following the resolution of the Lagos State House of Assembly same day relieving the Executive Secretaries of the 57 Local Governments Councils and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the State of their responsibilities, the State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, approved the immediate dissolution of the Caretaker Committees.
The Caretaker Committees, headed by Executive Secretaries, were inaugurated by former Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola on January 5, 2015.
In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Tunji Bello, the Governor also directed the Executive Secretaries to hand over the reins of administration to the Head of Administration in each of the Council Areas, spokesman Habib Aruna said in a statement.
Thursday’s dissolution of the Caretaker committees is preparatory to the holding of elections into the 57 Council Areas by the State Government and ensuring that the necessary machineries are put in place preparatory to the elections.
The State House of Assembly had also on April 22 this year passed into law a bill recommending a four year tenure for elected Local Government helmsmen instead of the three years tenure that hitherto obtained.
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