Saturday, November 21, 2015
Governor Bello Swears In 25 new Local Government Caretaker Chairmen in Niger State
In a brief ceremony at the Government House, Minna,the Niger State capital, the Governor described the local councils as the closest realm of government to the people at the grassroots and therefore warned the new chairmen to shun all acts of corruption.
He pointed out that the impact of government’s policies cannot be felt by a larger number of people if there is no viable leadership at the local government level.
“In our determination to ensure the people are accommodated in our restoration effort, we have chosen you among others after considering you all worthy in character and experience for this appointment,” he said.
He promised that people at the grassroots would be fully integrated into governance as all stakeholders, including traditional institutions, youth and women groups would be part of decision making processes to avoid any form of communication gap.
“We are on course in delivering the mandate of which we were elected and we are determined to wipe out corruption in the system and enthrone probity and accountability.
“In the last six months, we have strengthened processes for effective delivery of rural roads, provision of electricity, portable water, viable education and funds for the empowerment of our enterprising women group”, he said.
The Governor also enjoined party members who were not captured in this round of appointments at the local council level, to remain calm and be committed to the ideals of the party.