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Nigeria: Governor Dissolves Local Councils Interim Management Committees

By Longtong Ibrahim

Kaduna (Nigeria) – Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has dissolved the interim management committees (IMCs) of the 23 local government Areas of Kaduna State following the expiration of their six months tenure in office.

The dissolution was made known in a statement issued by the special Assistant to the governor on Media and publicity Samuel Aruwan, Wednesday.

It stated that, “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.

It further explained that the government has made appropriate submissions for the extension of the tenure of the IMCs, but the State House of Assembly is currently on recess, hence, “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 Kaduna state House of Assembly,” it emphasized.

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