Kwara sets up c’ttee to man­age coun­cils’ rev­enues

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Romoke W. Ah­mad, Ilorin

Kwara State Gover­nor Ab­dul­fa­tah Ahmed has ap­proved the es­tab­lish­ment of a Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Stake­hold­ers Com­mit­tee to fash­ion out strate­gies for man­ag­ing lo­cal gov­ern­ment rev­enues in view of dwin­dling fed­eral al­lo­ca­tion.

Ahmed made the an­nounce­ment dur­ing a meet­ing yes­ter­day at­tended by Sec­re­tary to the State Gov­ern­ment, Al­haji Isi­aka Gold, Head of Ser­vice, Haji Zara Umar, chair­men of the 16 lo­cal gov­ern­ment coun­cils, labour lead­ers, of­fi­cials of the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment and Chief­taincy Af­fairs min­istry, Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Di­rec­tors of Per­son­nel Man­age­ment and trea­sur­ers at Gov­ern­ment House, Ilorin.

The com­mit­tee’s man­date, ac­cord­ing to the gover­nor is to iden­tify fresh strate­gies for man­ag­ing and dis­tribut­ing lo­cal gov­ern­ment rev­enue to en­sure that the timely pay­ment of lo­cal gov­ern­ment work­ers and other obli­ga­tions within the am­bits of the law, the spe­cific needs of each coun­cil as well as avail­able resources.

The Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Stake­hold­ers Com­mit­tee will be headed by the state Ac­coun­tant Gen­eral and com­prises chair­men of the 16 lo­cal gov­ern­ment coun­cils, and their Di­rec­tors of Per­son­nel Man­age­ment, Trea­sur­ers, Labour Unions and Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Ser­vice Com­mis­sion.

Photo: Shehu Goro

A cross sec­tion of par­tic­i­pants at the Com­mand and Lead­er­ship sem­i­nar for War­rant Of­fi­cers and Se­nior Non-Com­mis­sioned Of­fi­cers, or­ga­nized by Nige­rian Army Head­quar­ters and the Bri­tish mil­i­tary ad­vi­sory and train­ing team in Jaji, Kaduna yes­ter­day.

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