Council chiefs brainstorm on repositioning local government administration in Nigeria
By Tunde Joshua, Abuja
Chairmen of local council areas in the country are currently in Abuja to brainstorm of how to reposition local government administration.
The three – days workshop organised by the Association of Chairmen of Local Government Service Commissions in Nigeria commences today and run through Wednesday at the International Conference Centre.
Top government functionaries and politicians such as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Dr. George Akume; and two state governors; Dr. Samuel Ortom of Benue and Engr. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa are expected at the national workshop.
National Chairman of the Association, Dr. Bemsem Melladu, said the theme of the workshop is “The Imperativeness of the Local Government System as Agent of Democratic Consolidation and Grassroot Development in Nigeria (the Sustainability Approach).
According to the chairman, papers billed for presentation by Resource Persons on Day 1 include: Leadership and good local government service delivery; the importance of an Effective and Efficient Local Government System; Developing the Appropriate Work Values and Ethics in the Local Government Bureaucracy; and the Imperative of Monitoring and Evaluation in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by Local Governments.
“Papers to be delivered on Days Two and Three include: The role of Anti-graft agencies in fostering compliance in the management of local government funds for good governance; Transparency and Accountability in the Local Government System and Participatory Social Planning and Policy Change.”