OGHA Charges LG Chairmen on Accountability

Ogun State House of Assembly through its Committee on Public Accounts and Anti-Corruption has charged on the local council chairmen and other management staff to strengthen measures towards ensuring accountability, transparency and probity in financial records of the councils.

The Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Musefiu Lamidi threw the challenge while examining the audit reports for the five years as submitted by the Office of the Auditor General for Local Government at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Chairman of the Committee Hon. Musefiu Lamidi in company of the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Akeem Agbolade, and other members of the committee cautioned the council officials including the Heads of Local Government Administration (HOLGA) and Directors of General Services and Administrations to desist from granting blank approval without supporting documents including payment vouchers and appropriate receipts for retirement of funds.

They equally Called for due process in the administration of councils’ fund, the Committee Chairman assured that necessary sanctions would be melted on erring officials who violated financial regulations.

 

Hon. Lamidi thereafter directed officials including Adebowale Isiaq, Adeniyi John and Ayodele Funmi of Ewekoro, Yewa South and Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Councils respectively to appear before the lawmakers on Friday, 26th November, 2021, having failed to honour the Committee’s earlier invitation leading to today’s meeting.