Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has approved the immediate dissolution of the Caretaker Committees. This is coming after the resolution of the Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday relieving the Executive Secretaries of the 57 Local Governments Councils and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the State of their responsibilities
In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Tunji Bello, the Governor also directed the Executive Secretaries to hand over to the Head of Administration in each of the Council Areas.
Thursday’s dissolution of the Caretaker committees is preparatory to the holding of elections into the 57 Council Areas by the State Government and ensuring that the necessary machinery is put in place in preparation of the elections.
The State House of Assembly had also on April 22nd this year passed into law a bill recommending a four year tenure for elected Local Government helmsmen instead of the three years tenure that hitherto obtained.
The Caretaker Committees headed by Executive Secretaries were inaugurated by former Governor, Babatunde Fashola on January 5th 2015.