Posted by News Express | 22 July 2020 | 370 times
By PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The Anambra State House of Assembly has extended the tenure of Local Government Area Caretaker Committee chairmen for another three months.
This is coming on the heels of a letter received by the House from Governor Willie Obiano for consideration of the nominees as Caretaker Committee Chairmen in the 21 Local Government Areas LGAs of the state.
To this end, the House renewed their tenure during plenary, presided over by the Speaker, Mr. Uchenna Okafor, on July 21.
The tenure of the caretaker committee chairmen was elongated by the lawmakers in line with section 280 of the Local Government Law 1999 as amended, and as requested by the governor.
The Speaker, Mr. Okafor, read out the confirmation of their appointments at the floor of the House while the lawmakers unanimously adopted it through voice votes.
In his speech shortly after the confirmation, the speaker urged the LG transition committee chairmen to attract more dividends of democracy to their respective LGAs.
He urged them to assist Obiano in making his achievements visible in their areas.
Okafor enjoined the newly confirmed transition Committee Chairmen to work with their representatives in the state House of Assembly to enforce COVID-19 law in their various LGAs.
He said: “Most of our constituents expect a lot from you; make sure developments reach the LGAs as well as the Governor’s achievements visible in your areas.
“Now that we have COVID-19 pandemic, your role is to liaise with your representatives to ensure the necessary protocols are observed in your areas.
“This is the time to show that you are your brother's keeper in your areas to ensure palliatives get to your constituencies.”
Speaking on behalf of the newly confirmed committee chairmen, the TCC for Idemili North Local Government Area, Mr Raphael Nnabuife, thanked the House and Governor Obiano for giving them another opportunity to pilot the affairs of their LGAs.
He gave assurance that they would continue to work for the benefit of the state.
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