The Imo State House of Assembly Tuesday asked the state governor, Hope Uzodinma, to appoint transition committee chairmen into the 27 local government areas of the state to manage their affairs.
The call followed a motion raised by the member representing Aboh Mbaise State Constituency, Eddy Obinna, and supported by other lawmakers present during the plenary.
The lawmakers argued that the local councils needed a chairman or interim management team to tackle the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to them, their motion was in line with the provisions of the law No.7 2013.
The lawmakers, who cited section 45A of the Imo State local government administration as (amended) law No. 7 of 2013, said the section provides that for any reason elections for local government election do not hold before the expiration of the tenure of the office of the elected chairmen and councillors the governor shall appoint an interim management committee to manage the affairs of the local councils.
One of the members, Obinna Okwara, who supported the call for the appointment of transition committee head into the local councils, said: “All the time we did not have a chairman the local governments have suffered.”