Wednesday, January 6, 2016 7:47 pm
Femi Adi/ Kaduna
The dissolution was announced by the Special Assistant Media and Publicity , Samuel Aruwan.
It followed the expiration of the six-month term of office of the caretakers today. But the councilmen may soon have their jobs back, when the State House of Assembly resumes from its recess.
According to Aruwan’s statement, 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 and the Local Government (Administration) Law No. 12 of 2012 provides that their tenure can be extended by the Kaduna State House of Assembly.
It further explained that the government has made appropriate submissions for the extension of the tenure of the IMCs, but the House of Assembly is currently on recess. Stating that the lawful thing to do is to dissolve the interim management committees with effect from 6 January 2016.
“Malam Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State, has therefore approved the dissolution of the interim management committees. The Governor also extended his profound appreciation to all the IMC members for their selfless and dedicated service to their local governments in particular, and Kaduna State in general.
“The Government has also directed each IMC to handover to the most senior director in their respective local governments, who will oversee the office of Chairman pending action by the honourable members of the House of Assembly.” it also stated.