Gov. Bello dissolves local government administrators

The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello on Tuesday dissolved the 21 local government council administrators.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Secretary to Kogi State Government, Dr (Mrs) Folashade Arike Ayoade.

According to the statement, the administrators and their team have been directed to hand over to the Director of Local government in their respective councils on the 4th of March, which is today, Wednesday.

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“Following the Constitution of Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) and the expiration of the tenure of the administrators, the governor Alhaji Yahya Bello has approved the dissolution of the administrative team.

“The governor appreciates their profound contributions to the development to their respective councils and the state at large and wishes them in their future endeavours.

“The dissolution of the local government administrator teams takes immediate effect,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, Kingsley Fanwo, Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communication has said: “the reasons for the dissolution were clearly stated in the statement issued by the SSG. Kogi is a state that respects the constitution and constitutionalism. The tenure of the administrative teams has elapsed and it is constitutionally expedient to dissolve them in line with the constitution.

“Moreover, the State House of Assembly today, screened and cleared members of the State Independent Electoral Commission. The Commission is saddled with the responsibility of conducting local government elections in the state.

“With the constitution of SIEC, processes leading to the Council Poll has kicked off in earnest.

“The administrative team members will always be members of the GYB Family”.

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