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Governor Lalong sacks appointed LG officials

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Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State on Thursday dissolved the Local Government transition Committees in the 17 Local Government Areas of the State.

The Chairmen and Management Committee members who have been in office for about two years, were removed in a statement signed by the Governor’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Emmanuel Nanle, and made available to journalists in Jos.

It reads, “The Executive Governor of Plateau state Rt Hon Simon Bako Lalong has approved the dissolution of the existing Local Government transition Committees with effect from Thursday the 29th of June 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.

According to the statement, “the 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 the 28th of June 2017.”

The statement expressed the Governor’s profound appreciation to all members of the dissolved council management Committees for their selfless service in the two years of their stewardship.

It would be recalled that the Local Government Transition Committees were appointed by Lalong-led administration after he had sacked duly elected council officials who were yet to complete their tenure.

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