Kogi State governor, Ibrahim Idris, has approved the immediate dissolution of the executive councils of all the 21 local government councils in the state.
The state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Joe Abraham, announced the dissolution in a statement in Lokoja.
The commissioner said that the governor had directed the outgoing chairmen to hand over to the directors in their respective local governments on or before July 28.
He said that the dissolution of the councils’ executives was because their three-year tenure would expire on July 28.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the dissolution would pave way for fresh local government elections in the next couple of months.
Meanwhile, Council chairmen in the 21 local government areas in Kogi State have been directed to hand over not later than Thursday, the 28th of this month.
A statement signed by the state attorney-general and commissioner for justice, Mr. Joe Abraham in Lokoja asked the chairmen to hand over to the directors of local government in their councils.
It added that the directors of local government should take over the running of the local governments in the state, in the interim, after the departure of the chairmen on Thursday.
The tenure of the local government chairmen expires on the 28th of this month, after spending three years in office.
Meanwhile, opposition in the state have advised governor Ibrahim Idris against constituting caretaker committees to pilot the affairs of the councils.
The minority leader of the state House of Assembly, Yori Afolabi at a press conference in Lokoja, said appointing caretaker committees was unconstitutional.
He enjoined governor Idris to work in line with the laws of the land, rather than listening to some anti-democratic forces, who are only out for their selfish interest.