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The of Assembly on Wednesday said it would not tolerate mismanagement and misappropriation of Local Government funds.

The lawmakers were reacting to the three petitions received by the Assembly accusing the Chairman of Orolu Local Government Council, Mr Adekunle Benson, of misappropriation of funds allocated to the council.

The House Committees on Public Accounts and Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs had summoned administrators of the 30 Local Government Areas and 36 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) to give an account of how the allocation received and revenue generated in the last six months were utilised.

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Mr Rasheed Afolabi, the Chairman of the House Committee on Public Accounts, said that the essence of establishing local government tier was to make the people at the grassroots feel the presence of government.

He added that providing the people basic amenities at the grassroots would fast-track development at the grassroots.

Mr Debo Akanbi, the representing -North State Constituency, while questioning the Orolu Local Government chairman, asked him to account for how the N270 million allocated to his council was spent.

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Akanbi said the chairman should also give detailed account of his spendings, warning that the House would not accept corrupt practices that would impede development efforts at that tier of government.

Responding, Benson explained that he was constructing 16 boreholes and roofing the Orolu townhall which had been under construction in the last 35 years.

He said he had also graded roads within his council as well as constructed bridges linking some areas in the local government.

 

Source: Daily Post

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End SARS: IG of Police sends fresh orders to commanders amid looting

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The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered police commanders to mobilize all operational assets and resources, to immediately stop the descent to anarchy across the country.

This follows the widespread of looting and arson by suspected hoodlums.

Adamu has directed commanders to reclaim the public space from “criminal elements masquerading as protesters in some parts of the country.”

According to a statement by the Force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, the IGP gave the order to all Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, Commissioners of Police, heads of police operational Units, Squadron and Base Commanders in charge of Zonal/State/FCT Commands, the Police Mobile Force, Counter-Terrorism Unit and the Special Protection Unit, on October 24, 2020.

“In addition, CPs and heads of police formations in the various states had also been charged to mobilize their men and work in sync with the command CPs in the areas where they are domiciled, to dominate the public space and ensure peace and safety in the affected areas,” the statement added.

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JUST IN: 7 arrested over invasion of Sen. Folarin’s house

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No fewer than seven persons have been arrested in connection with the invasion of Sen. Teslim Folarin’s in Ibadan on Saturday.
Mr Yinka Folarin, the ’s elder brother, told newsmen on Saturday in Ibadan.
The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that some hoodlums had on Saturday invaded Folarin’s house, carting away items worth more than N200 million.
NAN reports that among the items carted away are about 300 motorcycles, deep freezers and food items.
He said that the suspected hoodlums were arrested at the residence of the lawmaker by the Oyo State joint security task force ‘Operation Burst’.
“Most of the equipment had been looted before the arrival of the security men, while seven of the them, identified by the residents, were arrested at the scene,” he said.
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The lawmaker’s elder brother said that the looted items were meant for the 11 local government areas constituting Oyo Central Senatorial District.
He said that the empowerment programme was postponed due to the ongoing protest.(NAN)

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