Simon Lalong, Governor of Plateau State, has dissolved the 17 Local Government Transition Committees in the state. The move was announced in a statement by Emmanuel Nanle, the Director of Press and Public Affairs of the Palteau State Government House. He said the dissolution was effective from Thursday, June 29, 2017.
The statement reads: “The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong, has approved the dissolution of the existing Local Government Transition Committees with effect from Thursday, June 29, 2017.
“The chairmen and management committee members are to immediately hand over the running of affairs of the local government councils to the Directors of Personnel Management pending further actions in line with the provision of law.
“It will be recalled that the Executive Governor had in exercise of his Powers under the Edict providing for the establishment and administration of the Local Government Councils 2005 (as Amended) and subject to the ratification of the House of Assembly constituted the management committees whose tenure expired by effluxion of time on June 28, 2017.
“The Governor wishes to express his profound appreciation to all members of the dissolved council management committees for their selfless service in the two years of their stewardship. He further wished them the best in all their endeavours and urges them to be available in the future for service when called upon.”
The Punch reports that the dissolution is to pave way for elections in the local government councils.