Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, unfreezes the bank accounts of all the 20 Local Government Areas in the state. The order will take effect from Monday, February 17, 2020.
Abiodun’s order came eight months after he ordered the placement of embargo on the accounts of the Local Governments. This was announced during a strategic session for the Transition Committee Chairman and members of all the Local Government Areas in the State.
According to a statement from the governor’s office, Abiodun, while addressing the Local Government administrators, said;
“You are the closest to the grassroots. Be focused and provide qualitative leadership. When you make decisions, consult your people. Make decisions that reflect the collective will and desires of your people and do not impose taxes and rates that are not known to our laws. It is extortion and I won’t encourage that.”
He called on them to take advantage of the geographical location of the state by attracting investments to their local governments.