NEWS Oshiomhole suspends 4 LG chairmen
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.