Osun State House of Assembly, yesterday, dissolved the Caretaker Management Committee in the 30 local governments and Modekeke Area Office of the state.
Similarly, the house also ordered that the accounts of the local governments be frozen immediately saying that the Executive Secretaries should handover to the Heads of Local Government Administration in their respective council areas.
The Speaker of the House, Najeem Salaam at a plenary session said the tenure of the Caretaker Management Committee has expired on September 2, in accordance with the 2012 state local government law as amended.
He said the appointment of the Executive Secretaries was confirmed on February 2, 2012 and by law their tenure expires on September 2, 2012 therefore cease to perform any official function in that capacity.
Speaking on the directive, Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, Akinloye Oluseye, said the House made the declaration as a supervising authority for the local government.
On the implication of the frozen account, he said the directive will not in any way affects the administration of the local governments but, rather it will ensure accountability in the system before taking further decision on the councils.
His He said: “The 1999 Constitution placed the local government under the close watch of the State Houses of Assembly and this is the state that is being driving with the rule of law, it be illegal for any of them to be acting in that capacity by now since by law their tenure has expires”.
“Freezing of the account is a normal measure to curtail any eventuality in this circumstances, it is not a new thing, you know human being are not predictable people may want to take the advantage to council fund and as the accredited representative of the people, we have a duty bound to prevent such situation,” he said.
Also the state house of Assembly has directed all the commissioners in the state, the head of government agencies to brief the house on the performance of the 2012 budget in their various ministries and agencies on Monday.