The Lagos State House of Assembly has voided the suspension of Tajudeen Ajide, Surulere Local Government Chairman.
Ajide was reportedly suspended after nine councillors passed a vote of no-confidence on him. They appointed his deputy, Sulaimon Yusuf as acting chairman.
The councillors are Barakat Akande, David Adebisi, Kehinde Fasasi, Philips Olubunmi, and Ijitola Olusegun. Others are Eric Otinwa, Ajala Ajibola, Kareem Abiodun, and Kazeem Bello.
The councillors had accused Ajide of misappropriating N60 million. They claimed the chairman expended the money ‘on ongoing construction of Primary Health Centre (PHC), located at Akerele’. The councillors said the extra-spending was unapproved and outside its 2020 budget.
The legislators found the allegation to be false. It was gathered that no extra-budgetary spending took place. At the same time, the sum of N160,000,000 originally allocated to the project was found not to have been exhausted.
The councillors then claimed Ajide had starved them of their benefits and allowances, an allegation the chairman denied.
The committee asked Ajide to look into the councillors’ complaint.