By Mumini AbdulKareem
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed will extend tenure of the Transition Implementation Committee (TIC) appointees this week, National Pilot has learnt.
This medium exclusively gathered last night that the issue of their extension is being deliberated upon by the Governor who travelled to Abuja to attend the Governor’s Forum meeting on Wednesday.
There had been concerns in the polity over silence on the issue of the tenure extension after their three months term lapsed on Friday.
This medium gathered that concerns were exacerbated over the issue going by plan of the Kwara State House of Assembly to go on recess Thursday, which they feared may stall approval of the Governor’s letter.
Some of the TIC appointees who spoke on the issue said they have not heard anything regarding the matter adding that “we are just waiting in the wings.
“We don’t know the next decision of the governor and despite the announcement of the date for the election, anything can still happen especially now that the issue of appointments is highly political with many party members still expectant”, one of the TIC chair submitted.
According to a top source who confided in this medium, even though the date for the conduct of the local government election has been announced, it will be serious breach of law for government to allow them continue without recourse to provision of law.
A lawmaker who is conversant with the issue said the Governor’s letter may be read on the floor of the House on Tuesday, adding that the House will be would be going on recess on Thursday.
“I am sure the letter will be read on the floor of the House on Tuesday during plenary because we are winding up our activities for our recess on Thursday.
“We gathered the Governor has been reminded about it and correspondence has even been written to that effect”, the house member added.
The Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Haruna Muhammed Tambiri while speaking with this medium on the issue confirmed that the extension is already being discussed with Governor Ahmed, adding that the needful will be done this week.
He explained that the tenure of the serving TIC members lapsed on weekend which contributed to delay in the communication with relevant stakeholders, adding that “we are going to definitely extend it”.
The TIC appointment can only serve two terms of three month each. The second extension will end on November leading to the next local government election.