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In Rivers, state assembly set to screen 23 Caretaker Committee chairmen, members today
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In Rivers, state assembly set to screen 23 Caretaker Committee chairmen, members today

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The Rt. Hon. Victor Oko Jumbo-led Rivers State House of Assembly has sent out invites to screen the Caretaker Committee, CTC, Chairmen, and members for the 23 local government areas of the state today.

This followed the expiration of the tenure of the elected chairmen and councillors of the 23 LGAs in the state.

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The governor of the state, Sir Sminialayi Fubara, had Tuesday, following the expiration of the tenure of the LGA, directed the Heads of Local Government Administration to take over the leadership of their councils till further directives.

The development sparked a crisis with the outgone chairmen insisting they would not vacate office.

But, Wednesday morning, a memo sighted by our correspondent and signed by Clerk of the House, G.M. Gills-West, reportedly invites 23 persons to appear before the house for screening as CTC chairmen.

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The memo which surfaced early Wednesday morning also invited seven persons each from the 23 LGAs to appear before the house to be screened as caretaker committee members.

The memo read: ā€œThe Rivers State House of Assembly hereby invites the following nominees for screening and confirmation as Chairmen and members of Caretaker Committees of the Twenty-Three (23) Local Government Areas of Rivers State, pursuant to Section 9(5) of the Rivers State Local Government Law, No.5 of 2018.

ā€œNames of Nominees and their Local Government Areas (See Attached): Date: Wednesday, 19th June, 2024. Time: 8:00 a.m. Venue: Hallowed Chamber, Rivers State House of Assembly, Auditorium, Admin. Block, Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt.

ā€œThe nominees are to come along with twelve (12) sets of their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and, the originals and photocopies of their credentials.ā€

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