Lagos Assembly to extend council chairmen, councillors tenure

Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa

The Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday commenced a process aimed at amending the state’s Local Government Administration Law to change the tenure of Council Chairmen and Councillors from three years to four.

This is contained in sections 27 (1), 24 (a) and 12 (1) of “A bill to amend Local Government Administration Law of Lagos State and for other connected purposes’’ sponsored by the Speaker Mudashiru Obasa.

Moving the motion on the floor of the House, Mr Kazeem Alimi, Chairman, House Committee on Local Government, said the tenure should be adjusted in line with that of other representatives at the state level.

Alimi said the proposed amendment sought to guarantee the power of the Assembly to enforce the removal or suspension of any erring council chairman upon petitions from concerned councillors.

He said that it would also ensure that any chairman who had served for two terms would not be eligible to contest any election as the head of local government administration.

The House committed the bill to its Committee on Local Government and Community Affairs and mandated it to report back to the Assembly on April 18.

Source: The Nation

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