BREAKING: Anambra Governor, Soludo Sacks 21 Transition Committee Chairmen, Details Emerge

BREAKING: Anambra Governor, Soludo Sacks 21 Transition Committee Chairmen, Details Emerge

  • Charles Soludo, the Anambra state governor, has fired all transition committee chairmen across the 21 LGAs
  • Legit.ng gathered that although served on Friday, May 17, the order takes effect from Monday, May 20, 2024
  • In Anambra, opposition parties and major stakeholders have been calling for elections into the local government system

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering governance in Nigeria.

Awka, Anambra state - Prof. Charles Soludo, governor of Anambra, has sacked all the 21 local government transition chairmen in the state.

As reported by The Nation on Sunday, May 19, Soludo asked the sacked chairmen to hand over the affairs of the councils to the heads of local government administrations (HLGAs).

Anambra LG transition committees chairmen saddled with overseeing the affairs of the councils fired by Soludo
Anambra is one of the Nigerian states where the transition committee has become a norm. Photo credit: @CCSoludo
Source: Twitter

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This was contained in a letter signed by Collins Nwabunwanne, the commissioner for local government, chieftaincy and community affairs, dated Friday, May 17.

The Punch also noted the development.

The letter partly reads:

“Following the expiration of your tenure as transition committee chairman, you are hereby directed to handover the affairs of your local government council to the head of local government administration (HLGA), in your respective local government councils.
“This directive takes effect from Monday, 20th day of May, 2024. Thank you for your service to the state."

Legit.ng reports that Anambra is one of the Nigerian states where the transition committee has become a norm.

The last local government election was held by the former governor, Peter Obi, a few weeks before the expiration of his second tenure.

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As a result, opposition parties and major stakeholders had been calling for elections into the local government system, arguing that state governors had stifled the local government system through transition committee chairmen.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Soludo revealed that Anambra state has not paid him a salary since he took over office in March 2022.

He also claimed that his wife, Nonye Chukwuma, does not have an official vehicle and uses his cars.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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