Residents of Ijebu-Ode Local Executive Dwelling of Ogun Dispute receive asked the council chairman, Babatunde Emilola-Gazal, to fable for the statutory allocations he had bought from the Federal Executive since 2021.
It may perchance well presumably be recalled that the Chairman of Ijebu-East, Wale Adedayo, had lately accused Governor Dapo Abiodun of diverting council funds.
The allegations had been vehemently debunked by Gov Abiodun, who said he had been augmenting no topic the local governments had been getting from the Federal Executive.
Participants of the Joint Story Allocation Committee (JAAC) and numerous 19 local authorities chairmen of Ogun moreover disowned Adedayo, when they said no council fund became diverted.
DAILY POST recalls that Emilola-Gazal, who is the chairman of the Association of Local Governments in Nigeria, (ALGON) moreover led his fellow council bosses to Gov Abiodun, to whom they prostrated and apologised over the statement made by the suspended Ijebu-East Chairman.
In assorted conferences with top authorities functionaries within the Dispute, Emilola-Gazal, re-echoed the undeniable truth that no money became missing in any of the local governments in Ogun.
Then as soon as more, it appears to be like indigenes of Ijebu-Ode Local Executive had been no longer joyful with the confession coming from their chairman.
The of us of the council home said they had been no longer joyful that the chairman had no longer been executing projects even when he had confirmed that the governor did not steal their funds.
In a look pasted in strategic locations in Ijebu-Ode on Thursday, residents gave Emilola-Gazal 48 hours to reward how he had spent the allocation he had bought from the federal authorities for the reason that last two years he got right here on board.
Within the consciousness, the residents who addressed themselves as Concerned Citizens, said: “Gazal must always plod, Gazal must always plod, Gazal must always plod. Roar to the Ijebus what you receive carried out with the restful federal allocation in step with your claim. You are hereby given 48 hours to furnish the Ijebus the system you spent the allocations. Failing to plan it will result in allege inner the local authorities.”
A resident, who spoke anonymously to DAILY POST, said “The time has come to withhold our local authorities chairmen accountable, now that we know that the governor does no longer divert their funds. Emilola-Gazal must always aloof inform us how he has been spending our money.”
It became gathered that the council boss has since stayed from his location of job when his consideration became known as to the consciousness and the specter of a allege in Ijebu-Ode.
Contacted, Emilola-Gazal confirmed the come, saying, however, that it became a sponsored switch.
“You are responsive to what came about as regards a letter written by Wale Adedayo. He raised disorders and moreover made build a query to and we had an amicable working out that the disorders want to be resolved in-home henceforth.
“We all agreed that inner mechanisms want to be explored to resolve all disorders on fable of, what’s going to you build if we retain dragging ourselves to the media? Even me, I if truth be told had been maligned, I’m being maligned.
“Giving fable is absolutely the most practical explain for me to plan however no person must always aloof give me an ultimatum; when it is miles time we shall come out and reward issues. But let me correct utter this, that right here is being orchestrated by some people inner the local authorities, Yes! A pair of of them, and I can inform you that authoritatively.
“We now receive got an conception of who they’re. They’re searching for to position off a breach of the peace of the society and acceptable authorities will steal them up,” Emilola-Gazal said.
He confirmed that he had stayed away from his location of job, saying: “It is a long way a sponsored switch, sure, I stayed away from location of job, we shall come at the correct time and give fable.”