Assembly nullifies the suspension of council chairman.

by Adabanija Kamorudeen

ASSEMBLY NULLIFIES THE SUSPENSION OF COUNCIL CHAIRMAN:

Lagos State House of Assembly has nullified purported suspension of the Surulere Local Government Chairman, Tajudeen Ajide.

The followed the appearance of Ajide and the nine councillors before the House Committee on Public Account (Local Government), led by Mojeed Fatai.

At the meeting, the councillors reiterated Ajide’s alleged offences including a claim he spent N60 million unapproved funds on ongoing construction of a Primary Health Centre (PHC), at Akerele Road.

According to multiple persons familiar with the proceedings, the committee found the councillors’ extra-budgetary claim untrue.

“The committee listened to an explanation by the Council Manager, who said N160 million was allocated to the PHC in the council’s 2020 budget, out of total approved sum of N235million for the project. He stated the council had only spent N135million out of the N160million and that the councillors’ extra-budgetary claim did not exist,” said an official of the assembly.

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