Makinde Warns LG Caretaker Heads, Demands for Transparency and Accountability in Discharging Duties

The Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has exhorted the Chairmen of local government and local community development areas (LCDAs) in Oyo State to be accountable and transparent in discharging their duties to the people at the grassroots level.

Chief Bayo Lawal, the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, while representing the State Governor made the warning at Ibadan on Monday at the inaugural meeting with the council Chiefs.

Chief explained that the meeting was to officially acquaint with the Caretaker Chairmen and for them to be informed and counselled on some issues that might impede steady operations at the local level, adding that the outcome of the meeting would help them have a strong grasp of the workings of the local government system.

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“They should face the job squarely and ensure they use little finance given to them judiciously for the development of the grassroots while keeping in mind that you are the closest to the people of the grassroots and the State policies and programmes must be replicated in the areas of education, primary healthcare, and social infrastructures among others.”

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Lawal emphasised that the Ministry of Local Government and chieftaincy Matters would begin inspection to each Local Government and LCDAs in the state to monitor their activities adding that the exercise was not to witch-hunt anybody but to ensure effective and judicious administration.

He asserted the State administration has shown enough commitment to do whatever necessary to improve the welfare of the people living in the rural areas to make possible, a decrease in poverty level and make life meaningful for all.


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