By Abdullahi Olesin, Ilorin
The Kwara State governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed yesterday advocated a thorough reform of local government administration in the country in order to ensure tangible opportunities for the third-tier of government to meet its obligations to the people.
Ahmed made the call during the swearing-in of the newly appointed
Transition Implementation Committee(TIC) chairmen for the 16 local government areas of the state.
He observed that what is required at the local government areas is true reform as against the autonomy being currently agitated for by Nigerians.
He also argued that the desired autonomy will yield little or no fruit unless the local government system is reformed and strengthened along economic lines.
According to the governor, “Granting autonomy to local government with highly limited economic potential is more likely to complicate rather than resolve the challenges confronting such local governments.
“What we need is a reform that provides tangible opportunities for local government to meet salary and project obligations.”
The governor assured the councils of his administration’s support to meet its obligations, stressing that beyond autonomy, local government areas would be strengthened to exploit all economic opportunities available for their long-term sustenance and viability.
“Our government is also determined to bequeath a local government system that is robust, efficient, autonomous and inclusive,” the governor explained.
Responding on behalf of her colleagues, the chairperson of Ilorin South local government area, Hajia Funmilayo Salahudeen expressed gratitude to the governor for giving them the opportunity to serve.
She assured the governor of their resolve to justify the confidence reposed in them by being steadfast, dedicated and committed to their statutory duties.
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