NEWS Osh­iom­hole sus­pends 4 LG chair­men

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Vin­cent Egun­yanga, Benin

Gover­nor Adams Osh­iom­hole of Edo State has sus­pended four lo­cal gov­ern­ment chair­men over non-pay­ment of staff salaries and di­ver­sion of funds among other of­fences.

Em­manuel Mo­moh, chair­man of Et­sako Cen­tral LG, Vic­tor Enobakhare of Egor LG, Osaro Obazee of Oredo LG and Roland Ibierutomwen of Orhion­m­won LG were sus­pended vide a let­ter to the Speaker of the State House of Assem­bly, Prof Julius Ihon­vbere with ef­fect from yesterday.

“Their sus­pen­sion which is for two months is to pave the way for un­hin­dered in­ves­ti­ga­tion into sev­eral al­le­ga­tions against the chair­men, which in­cludes non­pay­ment of staff salaries with­out sat­is­fac­tory ex­pla­na­tions, in­abil­ity to ac­count for In­ter­nally Gen­er­ated Rev­enue, di­ver­sion of funds, fail­ure to fol­low due process in the award of con­tracts as well as illegal em­ploy­ment of se­nior of­fi­cers with­out go­ing through the lo­cal gov­ern­ment ser­vice com­mis­sion, which is a vi­o­la­tion of laid-down pro­vi­sions”, the let­ter said.

It added that dur­ing the pe­riod of sus­pen­sion, rel­e­vant pan­els would be con­sti­tuted to in­ves­ti­gate the al­le­ga­tions against the chair­men.

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