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Nasarawa Assembly tasks LG legislative, executive on good relationship

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The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs has called for harmonious relationship between local government chairmen and councillors for development of the councils.

Alhaji Mohammed Alkali, the committee’s Chairman gave the advice when the chairmen of Akwanga and Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Areas (LGAs) visited on Tuesday in Lafia.

Alkali said that a robust relationship between the executive and legislative arms would not only bring speedy development but also ensure peace in their areas.

The committee chairman said that they have decided to invite the chairmen in order to assess activities under the year in review with the view of addressing any challenge discovered.

” This exercise is not to witch hunt any chairman but to know your performances under the year under review with the view of addressing any problem discovered.

” We will reposition the local government system and will continue to do everything humanly possible to make the local government system work effectively.

” And this can only be achieved if you the operators give us your much needed support and cooperation, ” he said.

Alkali urged the stakeholders and other citizens to support their chairmen to take their councils and the state to higher level of development.

He advised the LGAs chairmen to ensure timely remittance of five per cent to traditional rulers, 15 per cent for pension and one per cent for Local Government Service Commission for effective service delivery.

The chairman commended Gov. Abdullahi Sule for granting full autonomy to LGAs in the state, noting that the assembly was committed to key into the governor’s zeal to reform the system.

He restated continued commitment of the house to enact laws and pass resolutions that would have positive impacts on the lives of the people.

Responding, Mr Samuel Meshi, the Chairman of Akwanga local government councils commended the committee for supporting the activities of the local government.

Meshi assured the continued determination of the chairmen to key into positive policies and programmes that would have direct bearing on the lives of the people.

Edited By: Chinyere Bassey/Ismail Abdulaziz (NAN)

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