Ekiti State House of Assembly on Tuesday unanimously approved the dissolution and re-constitution of all the 16 Local Governments Caretaker Committees in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the approval became necessary following a written letter from the executive requesting the concurrent dissolution and re-constitution of same.
According to Governor Kayode Fayemi, in a letter read by the Speaker, Dr. Adewale Omirin, the tenure of the present Transition Committee members expired on Tuesday. Contributing during the plenary, the House Majority Leader, Hon. Churchill Adedipe, reminded the House that there was still a pending case in the court that was instituted by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party,(PDP) challenging government’s composition of the state electoral body.
He said based on this development there would still be need for the executive to go ahead and appoint new persons that would continue to manage the affairs of the dissolved councils. He therefore urged his fellow legislatures to approve the executive’s request for composition of new set of Caretakers Committees for the dissolved councils. The Assembly later unanimously approved the request of the governor as contained in his letter.
Three other bills that were also passed are, Customary Court Bill, 2014, Magistrate Court Bill, 2014 and Ekiti State College of Technical and Commercial Agricultural Bill, 2014.
In another development, the new Ekiti Commissioner of Police, Mr Felix Uyanna on Tuesday reiterated the commitment of his agency to get rid of criminals in the state, calling for partnership between the lawmakers and law enforcers. Felix made the call during his familiarisation visit to the State Assembly on Tuesday.
According to him, a battle line has been drawn between the police force and criminals in the state. Responding, Omirin, pledged the members’ supports for the security agents to make Ekiti habitable for all.