Tuesday, August 20, 2019 5:11 pm
Oyo State government has called on local government administrators to be accountable to the people at the grassroots so as to make the leadership style operating at the state level cascade to the local government.
The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Hon Olufunmilayo Orisadeyi said this on Tuesday while hosting members of the Conference of Local Government Administrators at her office in Ibadan.
Orisadeyi said that for the people at the grassroots to key into the policies and programmes of the Seyi Makinde administration and give their maximum support, they should be carried along on what the local government administration have in stock for them.
She called for periodic stakeholders’ meetings between the local government and their respective communities so as to engender open government system which she said the incumbent governor held sacrosanct.
She said, “While appreciating this visit, I want to call your attention to the need to carry the people at the local government or the grassroots along on the programmes and policies of the present administration. The government at the state will always rely on your capacity to represent its interest in extending good governance to our people. No individual will fail to support government when the government is always carrying the individual along as regards its plans to develop the people and physical infrastructures”.
She promised to bring to the fore her experience in administration and as a former state legislators in administering the ministry, stressing that she believed she is a round peg in a round hole, having served as the Chairman, House committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy during her stint at the State’s hallowed chambers.
She appealed to the local government administrators to cooperate with her and be diligent in the discharge of their duties for a better Oyo State.
The chairman of the Conference of Heads of Local Government Administrators, Mr. Waheed Raji, who led the team, said they came to congratulate the commissioner on her appointment and to commit their support to all government programmes for the development of the local government areas in the State.
Oyadeyi is the first woman to hold the office of the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters.