Kwara sets up c’ttee to manage councils’ revenues
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.
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.