NEWS: Local Government councils Chairmen have been called to operate on zero Tolerance to Corruption...
Chairmen, Secretaries and elected Councillors have been encouraged to work in line with Zero tolerance on corruption, Mismanagement, and wastage of public funds.
While declaring open the Two Days Retreat for Local government chairmen, Vice
chairmen, secretaries and elected councillors, Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla who was represented by Deputy Governor Engr. Martins Babale urged the participants to always took electorates at the grassroots as their first priority above anything else.
Engr . Martins Babale explained that the present administration under Senator Muhammed Umar Jibrilla is people oriented government and cautioned the participants not to undermine the policies and programmes of the government aimed at move Adamawa state forward.
He explained that the Retreat is designed to build capacity and develop the participants on their roles to provide good and purposeful leadership at the grassroots.
While congratulating the local government chief executives for their successful inauguration in office, the Deputy Governor had also commended the organisers of the Retreat for the good initiatives and hope that it will be continue for the progress and development of Adamawa state.
In his lead paper presentation on Leadership at Local government level, the Secretary to the State Government Dr Umar Buba Bindir highlights the Vision, Mision and Focus of the Governor Bindow's administration and beyond.
presenting a paper entitled "The operational Guidelines for Local government councils: Functions and Relationship of the local government" the Honourable Commissioner Ministry for Local government and chieftancy Affairs Alhaji Mustapha Muhammadu Barkindo stated that the primary functions of the local councils is to provide basic social amenities to the electorates at the grassroots.
He explained that the local government councils should embarked on aggressive Revenue drive so as to reduce over dependance on statutory allocation, stressing that the local councils to ensure maintaince of peace and security in their respective local government areas.
The Commissioner also cautioned the council executives to avoid taken unnecessary Loans and over drafts unless where necessary. Other papers presented at the Retreat includes: "Public Relations and protocols, Visibility and Etiquette in Governance" by the Honourable Commissioner ministry of Information and Strategy Comrade Ahmad Ibrahim Sajoh, "Legislation, Constitutionalism and Relationships among the Arms of Government" by the Adamawa state Attorney -General and Commissioner for Justice Barrister Bala Silas Sanga, "Enhanced Revenue Generation; A panacea for sustainable Development" by the Executive Chairman state Board of Internal Revenue, "Peace Imperative: The need for Peace in post conflict in Adamawa" by the Security Adviser to the Governor Retired Colonel Mohammed Lawal Idris.
Other paper presentation includes : "Due process in Governance : The Imperative of Transparency and Accountability" by the Director - General Bureau for public procurement Alhaji Abba B. Umar and "Financial Institutions and Regulations: Variable Tools for Good Governance" by the Honourable Commissioner ministry of Finance and Budget Mahmud Sali Yunusa among others.
Certificates of attendance were issued to the participants at the end of the Two Days Retreat.
BY: Yunusa Abdullahi
Government House, Yola