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Suspension Of 16 Council Chairmen Up-Held By Kwara State Government

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The trial of 16 local government Chairmen in Kwara State persists as Governor Abdulrazaq Abdulrhman extends their suspension by an additional six months.

Speaking via a press release made available to Naija News through his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu  Ajakaye, the Governor revealed that the extension comes on the heels of the yet-to-be-concluded probe into the alleged financial infractions of the council heads and their legislative committees by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Ajakaye’s press release reads: “The Governor has today (Thursday) signed the Kwara State Local Government Councils’ (Suspension) Order 2020 which extends the subsisting suspension of the executive and legislative committees by six months.

“This extension, which is pursuant to the subsisting Kwara State House of Assembly resolution of 18th June 2019, is in public interest.

“The extension comes on the heels of the yet-to-be-concluded probe into the alleged financial infractions of the council heads and their legislative committees by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).”

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