Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has cautioned the recently sworn-in caretaker chairmen of the state’s 21 local government areas not to neglect their duties.
At the swearing-in event on Tuesday in Lokoja, Governor Bello issued the warning, advising them to follow the party’s directives in order to benefit the populace.
It was not going to be business as usual, therefore he pleaded with them to be welcoming to all social classes in the councils.
The governor clarified that the groundwork had already been set for the interim chairmen to be successful in leading their local government areas (LGAs), stressing that they still had a duty to fulfill on behalf of the Kogi State populace.
Bello claims that a large number of the transition leaders were already familiar with the system and recognized what needed to be changed to promote good governance among the councils.
He forewarned the council bosses that their appointment was for the task of enacting grassroots development, not for fun and games.
Bello reminded the audience that those in attendance who sided with the party and its ideas had witnessed the positive outcomes of the current government.
“All of you must put forth unceasing effort to ensure peace, educate the populace about it, and bring about all the necessary development in accordance with this administration’s goal. I’m asking everyone to
He continued, “Establish unity and harmony and steer clear of political or tribal emotions that could incite conflict within the state.
Speaking on behalf of others, Abdullahi Adamu, the interim chairman of the Lokoja Local Government Area, promised not to let down the current administration while reassuring the governor of their dedication to their party’s programs and obligations.
Salami Ozigi, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, on his part, urged the temporary chairmen to protect their council and stated that their appointment was well-deserved.
While leading the people along, Ozigi commanded them to be diligent and obedient to the established authority.
As the Janescope notes, Governor Bello named interim chairman for each of the state’s 21 local governments on Monday.
The nomination came about when the previous local government chairmen’s terms ended in December of last year.