Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has dissolved the committees of caretaker chairmen of the 23 local government councils of the State.
The dissolution was contained in a government statement issued by the Governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Samuel Aruwan, who explained that the decision was based on the expiration of the six-month term of office of the former interim chairmen.
“The interim management committees of the 23 local government councils were appointed on 3rd July 2015 for a period of six months in the first instance. The Local Government (Administration) Law No. 12 of 2012 provides that their tenure can be extended by the Kaduna State House of Assembly.
“The government has made appropriate submissions for the extension of the tenure of the IMCs, but the House of Assembly is currently on recess. Therefore, the lawful thing to do is to dissolve the interim management committees with effect from 6 January 2016,” the statement read.
Governor El-Rufai extended appreciation to all the IMC members for their “selfless and dedicated service to their local governments in particular, and Kaduna State in general”.
The statement further directed all the former caretaker chairmen to hand over to the most senior director in their respective local governments, who will oversee the office pending action by members of the state’s House of Assembly.