Ogun State House of Assembly Friday reversed all last-minute appointments, employments and financial engagements of the immediate past state governor, Ibikunle Amosun.
The development followed the passage of a bill titled: H. B 047/OG/2019 – “Nullification of Irregularities (Amendment) Law, 2019” at the plenary. The Assembly suspended its standing orders 45-48 to allow for the consecutive second and third readings of the bill. After its passage, the Assembly Speaker, Suraju Adekunbi, directed the Clerk of the House to prepare a neat copy of the bill for the governor’s assent. The Assembly equally suspended all the chairmen in 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas in the state.
The Assembly resolutions include:
Ogun State House of Assembly pass resolution suspending all traditional rulers appointed and promoted from February, 2019 till May 28, 2019 during last minute of Governor Amosun.
Assembly also suspend all Local council and LCDA political functionaries to allow investigation on allegations leveled against them on gross misconduct and misappropriation of public fund.
The assembly thereafter ordered that the LG and LCDA Chairman and House Leader hand over the affairs of the councils to the HOLGA and appear before the assembly on the 7th of June, 2019.
All statutory boards and parastatals dissolved with immediate effect.
All appointment and employment done at the eve of the last administration be reversed including the appointment of unqualified Permanent Secretaries.
All financial agreement entered into between February 1st and May 28 without the Assembly’s resolution be reversed, reviewed and looked into by the present administration.
The House then removed Hon. Yinka Mafe who defected to APC from APM after general election, and replaced him with Hon. Olusola Odofin as Majority Leader of the Ogun State House of Assembly.
It would be recalled that Amosun appointed 21 Permanent Secretaries and more than 75 traditional rulers on the eve of his government.