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Governor Oshiomole Suspends Four LG Chairmen

OshoThe Edo State Govenor, Adams Oshiomole has suspended four local government chairmen for non payments of staff salaries and diversions of funds.

The affected chairmen are are Emmanuel Momoh, Etsako Central Local Government Area; Victor Enobakhare, Egor Local Government Area; Osaro Obazee, Oredo Local Government Area and Roland Ibierutomwen, Orhionmwon Local Government Area.

In a letter signed by the Secretary to the States Government, Prof Julius Ihonvbere to the Speaker House of Assembly said the suspension which is for two months is to give room for proper investigation into several allegations against their chairmen.

The allegations include non payment of staff salaries without any satisfactory explanations, inability to account for Internally Generated Revenue, diversions of funds and 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 the laid –down rules.

The statement said that during the period of suspension, relevant panels would be constituted to investigate the allegations against the affected chairmen.

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