Friday, January 29

Bello orders immediate reinstatement of LG chairmen sacked by Wada

Bello orders immediate reinstatement of LG chairmen sacked by Wada

Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello on Friday ordered the immediate reinstatement of all council chairmen that were relieved of their positions on political grounds.
In a directive through his Chief of Staff, Mr. Edward Onoja, the governor stated that he is committed to his contract with the people of Kogi State to promote the rule of law and ensure that no one is oppressed based on political beliefs or any other reason whatsoever.
The Governor directed that in situations where the council vice chairmen are acting in the capacity of the affected chairmen, the former are to revert to their original positions.
The normalization, said the governor is to be carried out “without rancour, regardless of political differences.”
According to the directive, LG chairmen who were removed via impeachment are considered to have been legally removed.
The governor directed the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and the Local Government Service Commission to comply immediately and accordingly.

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