Why I dissolved LG councils —Ahmed

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State said he dissolved the 16 local government councils in the state following their inability to meet their statutory responsibility to the people.

It will be recalled that the governor, last Friday, dissolved the 16 local government councils.

Governor Ahmed justified the dissolution of the councils in his formal notification to the State House of Assembly.

In a message read by the Deputy Speaker, Honourable Mathew Okedare, who presided over Tuesday plenary, Alhaji Ahmed said all the 16 councils failed in their responsibility last year.

He noted that the councils failed to execute any meaningful projects in the last three years, and were unable to pay salaries for months.

“I took this step following sustained complaints by the residents of poor performance of the local councils in discharging their statutory functions,” he said.

Governor Ahmed informed the House of his intention to appoint caretaker committees to run the affairs of the councils.