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Mbah Orders 17 Council Chairmen To Hand Over To Caretakers

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The Government of Enugu State has ordered local government chairmen in the 17 councils to immediately hand over administration to heads of personnel management. 

The Eastern Updates reliably gathered that the tenure of the council chairmen ended yesterday.

The handover directive was issued by the Commissioner for Local Government, Rural Development and Chieftaincy Affairs, Deacon Okey Ogbodo.

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He said the directive was in line with the extant laws guiding the tenure of elected chairmen and councillors.

Ogbodo said: “The tenure of the chairmen and councillors of the 17 local governments in Enugu State formally came to an end on March 4.

“Consequently, the council chairmen are expected to hand over to the heads of personnel management (HPM) in the local governments, with effect from March 4.

“This is in line with the extant laws guiding the tenure-ship of elected chairmen and councillors in our local governments.”

In anothe report, Nigeria’s Minister of Works, David Umahi, yesterday went on an inspection tour of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Road as construction work resumed after an initial pause due to a debt owed to the contractor by the previous administration.

This came following a 14-day warning issued to the construction company, China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) by the Federal Government last month.

The Eastern Updates recalls that government had threatened to terminate the contract over the company’s refusal to return to site.

Inspecting the ongoing construction, Umahi said the federal government had withdrawn the warning letter, as work has since resumed on the road, despite the pending debt.

Although the payment issue is pending, the contractors have the assurance of President Bola Tinubu that they will get paid, according to Umahi.

The Eastern Updates

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