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By: Ade Adeleke
Ondo State Government has dismissed a malicious falsehood allegedly being peddled by some Caretaker Chairmen in the state that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, mandated all serving ward Supervisors in the 18 Local Government Areas to contribute twenty thousand naira each.
The money was alleged to have been to facilitate the extension of the supervisors’ tenure in office.
In Press Statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Yemi Olowolabi, the state government dissociated Akeredolu from this blatant fraud and warns all the 203 Surpervisors in the 18 Local Government Areas not to fall prey to the antics of any caretaker chairman.
“The attention of Ondo State Government has been drawn to a malicious falsehood allegedly being peddled by some Caretaker Chairmen in the state that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu , SAN had mandated all serving Supervisors in the18 Local Government Areas to contribute twenty thousand each, to facilitate the extension of their tenure in office”.
“The Governor hereby dissociates himself from this blatant fraud and warns all the 203 Surpervisors in our 18 Local Government Areas not to fall prey to the antics of any chairman asking them to contribute twenty thousand naira tenure extension fees”.
“For avoidance of doubts, the tenure extension of any supervisor is not in the hands of the Caretaker Chairmen who themselves were appointed by the Governor as interim council bosses”.
“Finally, the Governor has also warned all Caretaker Chairmen not to embark on the collection of fraudulent, frivolous and vexatious fees from the supervisors or members of the public as anyone who contravenes this order will be prosecuted”.