Ondo State Acting Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has frozen the accounts of the 18 Local Government Areas and 33 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state.
The Acting Governor made this known in a letter to the local councils. The letter said: “Distinguished HOLGAs, Your Excellency the Acting Governor of Ondo State had directed that all spending/ expenditure from local government account should be suspended, no signing of cheques, no change of signatories, n o withdrawal of any sort until further directive.
“Please adhere strictly to instruction and be guided.”
Earlier this week, Aiyedatiwa resumed as the acting governor of the state following a letter to the House of Assembly by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in which he said he would be travelling to Germany for medical reasons.
In the sme vein, the Acting Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has asked the Chief of Protocol to ailing Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, Mr Bola Alabi, to temporarily step aside.
Akeredolu, who is on medical vacation abroad had through the state House of Assembly transmitted power to his deputy, Aiyedatiwa, to act in his absence.
Aiyedatiwa, in a circular issued in Akure, the state capital, at the weekend, asked Alabi’s deputy, Olusegun Omojuwa, to take over the role, pending the governor’s return.
The circular titled, ‘Preparation of the acting governor’s engagements’, said Alabi would resume his duty when the governor returns from his medical vacation in Germany.
The circular, signed by Omojuwa read in part, “The Acting Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, has directed me to inform all members of the State Executive Council and top government functionaries that the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor will be responsible for the preparation and signing of his official engagements for the time being.
“The Chief of Protocol (Mr Bola Alabi) will take charge of this responsibility as soon as Mr Governor resumes from his medical vacation.
“Kindly take note for your guidance and cooperation from time to time.”
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