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KWSG To Identify With Best Performing Local Government Councils

The Kwara State Ministry of Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development will unveil the best performing Local Government Council in the State after evaluating the impacts of their projects in their Council Areas.
This was contained in a speech made by the Commissioner of the Ministry, Architect Aliyu Muhammad Saifuddeen at an interactive meeting with all the 16 Council Chairmen in Ilorin.
He disclosed that the move to award the best performing local government became imperative to encourage them to deliver more dividends of democracy to their people at their various council areas.
He reiterated that all the Council Areas, as autonomous entities, are in charge of their affairs including finances and choices of projects to be executed based on the request of their people, adding that the Ministry will only performs over sight functions in monitoring and give advice where necessary.
He further disclosed that he was overwhelmed and elated while receiving the submissions on the journey so far from all the Council Chairmen and most especially the numbers of projects they were able to execute within the little time of their appointment.
According to him, the Ministry will visit all the Council Areas to conduct on the spot-assessment of the projects done especially the impacts of the projects on benefiting Communities.
Aliyu, who attributed success stories recorded in all Councils areas to the good leadership style of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq’s non interference from any of its administration’,s apparatus in the state.
Responding on behalf of the Chairmen, the Kwara State Chairman of ALGON who also doubles as the Chairman of Ifelodun Local Government Council, Mr. Jide Asonibare thanked the state Governor for ensuring Local Governments are not influenced by any tier of government or any of its organs.
Asonibare explained that all the achievements showcased their appointment made so far geared to compliment the giant strides of the the governor.
The ALGON Chief, who also lauded the Commissioner for his positive disposition towards local government autonomy in the State, assuring that they will continue to give priority attention to their Areas in the provision of developmental projects to enhance standard of living.
He equally implored his colleagues to continue to be committed, dedicated, accountable and transparent to the people in the discharge of the their onerous responsibilities.

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Written by Issa Saliu

I am a journalist based in Ilorin

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