Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has reportedly given green light to the immediate dissolution of the existing Local Government Transition Committees in the state. Information on the reason for the dissolution was not given at the time of the report according to major news sources, however, it was reportedly disclosed that the decision was made in light of paving the way for elections to be conducted in the 17 local government councils.
The dissolution is expected to take effect from Thursday, June 29, 2017, according to the terse statement which was released in Jos by Dr. Emmanuel Nanle, Director of Press and Public Affairs in Plateau State Government House.
The Chairmen and the management committee members were ordered to hand over the proceedings and running of affairs of the local government councils to the Directors of Personnel Management with immediate effect, pending future actions which may be executed in line with the provision of law.
The statement reads: “The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong, has approved the dissolution of the existing Local Government Transition Committees with effect from Thursday, June 29, 2017.
“The chairmen and management committee members are to immediately hand over the running of affairs of the local government councils to the Directors of Personnel Management pending further actions in line with the provision of law.
“It will be recalled that the Executive Governor had in exercise of his Powers under the Edict providing for the establishment and administration of the Local Government Councils 2005 (as Amended) and subject to the ratification of the House of Assembly constituted the management committees whose tenure expired by effluxion of time on June 28, 2017.
“The Governor wishes to express his profound appreciation to all members of the dissolved council management committees for their selfless service in the two years of their stewardship. He further wished them the best in all their endeavours and urges them to be available in the future for service when called upon.”