OYHA Extends LG, LCDA, Chairmen’s Tenure

Oyo State House of Assembly, OYHA, has extended the tenure of chairmen of Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, in the state for six months. 

This followed the adoption of a request from the executive and a report presented to the house by the house committee on Local government requesting the assembly to extend the tenure which expired yesterday June 18th. 

The House also granted the request of the committee asking chairmen of Local governments and LCDAs to henceforth forward the lists of their proposed projects to the house for approval which is in accordance to section 19, 093 of local government law 2001. 

Speaker of the House, Mr Adebo Ogundoyin however directed the committee to forward the section of the law to the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy matters for record purposes. 

Meanwhile, a bill to provide for establishment of office of the public defender scaled through the first and the second reading on the floor. 

The bill if passed into law will provide legal representation for the less privileged on legal matters. 

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