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Kwara News: Court fixes date to hear suit against Kwara govt over TIC illegality

The Kwara State High Court has fixed April 30 to hear a suit filed by a Civil Society Organisation, Elites Network for Sustainable Development (ENetSuD) against the Kwara State Government over the appointment of Transitional Implementation Committee to oversee the affairs of the Local Councils in the state.

Joined in the suit marked KWS/117/2021 were the Kwara State Governor and the Attorney General of the State.

According to a statement released by the CSO’s spokesperson, Saeed Tijani, the case is assigned to Hon. Justice H.A., and all the respondents were reportedly served on 22nd March, 2021.

An exclusive report released earlier this month revealed that despite the Federal Government’s opposition to the appointment of caretaker committee for the third tier of Government by state governors in the country and a Supreme Court judgment declaring such appointments as unconstitutional, the governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq illegally appointed Transitional Implementation Committee for the LGs.

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

The governor, by these appointments, acted in breach of the provisions of Section 7(1) of the 1999 constitution (as amended), which states thus: “The system of local government by democratically elected local government councils is under this constitution guaranteed and accordingly, the government of every state shall, subject to section 8 of this constitution, ensure their existence under a law which provides for the establishment, structure, composition, finance and functions of such councils.”

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