EKITI State Governor Kayode Fayemi has directed that the newly reinstated eight local government chairmen, their deputies and elected councilors to return to their offices.
He also directed that the remaining eight local governments be administered by coordinating directors, pending further resolutions by the State House of Assembly.
The House of Assembly had last week directed their reinstatement, following the adoption of the reports of the House Committee of Public Petitions submitted by its chairman, Mr. Adegoke Olajide.
The Assembly had on December, 18, 2018 suspended indefinitely all the 16 LGAs chairmen and 177 councillors to pave way for forensic audit of the councils’ account over alleged financial impropriety.
They were indicted by the report of the Assembly Public Account Committee saddled with the responsibility of probing finances of the councils.
The chairmen after being cleared by the assembly refused to resume on the excuse that the governor is yet to give a directive to that effect.
According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Akin Oyebode, the reinstated Council Chairmen and the Coordinating Directors are to resume work at their respective local government councils on Monday.
The reinstated Council Chairmen are Bamisile Clement (Ado local Government), Abiodun Dada (Ijero), Dapo Olagunju (Irepodun/Ifelodun), Ayodeji Daniel (Ekiti West).
Others include Akin Ogidi (Gbonyin), Femi Ayeni (Moba), Omolase Joseph Olanrewaju (Ekiti South West), Olukayode Abiola Racheal (Ikole).
The Coordinating Directors for the remaining eight local governments include Mr. Aluko Ayodele (Oye), Mr. Aina Sesan (Ilejemeje), Mr. Adeola W.A. (Ido-Osi) and Andero S.O. (Ekiti East),
Others are Ogunsakin G.T. (Ise-Orun), Bayo Akinola (Emure), Mrs. Toba Ojo (Ikere) and Mr. Awopetu Lawrence Omotunde (Efon).