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Ondo acting gov freezes LGs accounts

The Acting Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has frozen the accounts of the 18 local government areas and 33 local council development areas in the state.

A reliable source disclosed that “a directive had been issued to Head of Local Government Administration to the effect.”

Reports equally revealed that the Aiyedatiwa informed the newly created LCDA not to open new accounts.

A letter to the local councils read, “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, no withdrawal of any sort until further directive.

“Please adhere strictly to instruction and be guided.”

One of the caretaker chairmen who confirmed the development bemoaned that “This is worrisome”

“Yes, he has blocked the accounts of the local governments. We don’t know why he’s doing that now,” the official said.

Meanwhile, the acting governor, has also said that his Deputy Chief of Staff, Omojuwa Olusegun, will be responsible for the preparation and signing of his official engagements for the time being.

A letter signed by Omojuwa and addressed to members of the State Executive Council and top government functionaries read, “The Acting Governor of Ondo State, 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 would be responsible for the preparation and signing of his official engagements for the time being.

“The Chief of Protocol would take charge of this responsibility as soon as Mr. Governor resumes from his medical vacation.”

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