Following the resolution of cases of rancour between some chairmen and councilors over, among others, misconception of councilors’ constitutional powers, Governor Ibikunle Amosun has called on the councilors and local government chairmen to maintain peace and good working relationship to move Ogun State forward.
Amosun gave this charge at the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs’ workshop in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, aimed at re-orienting the councilors on their constitutional roles and the need to work harmoniously with their respective chairmen to collectively deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.
He urged the councilors to live up to their responsibilities as the spokesperson of the people in their respective jurisdiction, and desist from confronting their chairmen but rather follow peaceful channels in resolving issues to achieve a successful tenure.
He said they were the mouthpiece of the government at the grassroots and must be sound and knowledgeable at what they were constitutionally assigned to do in their respective constituencies.
State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Basorun Muyiwa Oladipo, said the workshop would groom the chairmen, councilors and other key personnel in the running of local government affairs and also transform the activities of the councilors.
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