Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development, says it’s Committee would before the end of this month visit local government areas in order to assess the activities and performance of the area council Chairmen in the State.
Hon Mohammed Ibrahim Alkali, the Chairman of the Committee and member representing Lafia North constituency stated this during a meeting with Local Government Chairmen in Lafia today.
He said that the meeting was aimed at theoritically assessing the achievements and challenges, if there are of local government Chairmen in the State.
” This is a normal routine meeting in order to assess your activities, progress and challenges with the view of correcting any abnormalities, if discovered.
” As the constitution is very clear on the regulations of local government councils activities by the House.
” Today, we want to know your achievements in theory as we are coming to your various local government areas before the end of the month to assess your activities, to see what you have achieved and to know your challenges so that we can tell the world what you have done so far and still doing,”
The committee Chairman urged the Local Government Chairmen to always be in their offices to attend to issues affecting their council and for development to thrive.
” As I always advice, it will not be good for our democracy if Chairmen are deliberately not staying in their offices.
” So, I want to advise you against absenteeism” he said.
The Chairman assured of effective synergy with the Local Government chairmen for the overall development of their councils.
” I want to assure you that we will continue to collaborate and synergize with you for the overall development of your councils and the State at large,” he said
Alkali also assured the state government of their support to boost grassroots development in the state.
Responding, Hon Aminu Muazu Maifata, the ALGON Chairman and Chairman Lafia Local Government Area appreciated the committee for supporting the activities of local government councils to succeed in the state.
Maifata also appreciated the committee and the assembly for always advising
the Local Government Chairmen positively.
” We want to appreciate you for your positive guidance, advice and encouragement at all times as you are always our strong pillars.
The ALGON Chairman assured of their readiness to continue to do the needful and cooperate with the committee in order to move their councils and the State forward.