Despite their purported dissolution by the state government, local council chairmen in Oyo State under the aegis of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria(ALGON), Oyo State Chapter, on Friday warned all the Heads of Local Government Administration(HLA) in the state and banks not to carry out transactions on the councils accounts without confirming from their respective Chairmen.
The ALGON chairman in the state, Prince Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye, disclosed this known in a statement made available to newsmen.
The association said any HLA or bank that failed to seek the confirmation of any of their council chairman before carrying out transactions on the accounts of their council would be disobeying the court and would face the “full wrath” of the law.
The statement reads: “This is to notify all the Heads of Local Government Administration and banks not to tamper with the accounts of the various councils because the chairmen of these councils were democratically elected and the governor does not have the power to stop the councils from performing their statutory functions.
” The Heads of Local Government and banks should confirm with the Chairman of any Local Government or Local Council Development Area before carrying out any transaction on any of the council’s account.
” They risk facing the contempt of court if they fail to comply with this directive and they will face the full wrath of the law”