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The National President of ASELGON, Albert Asipa of the Association of EX-Local Government Chairmen of Nigeria has appealed to governors in the country to embrace Local Government autonomy as a strategy to promote rural transformation.
The National President said this in a statement on Wednesday .
Asipa commended the governors of Ondo, Oyo, Lagos, Ogun, and Osun states for appointing members of the association into various strategic positions in their respective states.
The National President said that the inclusion of the former past chairmen in the cabinet positions is a pointer to the rapid development .
He said the development would afford them the opportunities to bring their wealth of experiences to bear at the State Executive Council level.
He said ” the association will cooperate with the Governors towards the achievement of their visions foe their various states.
“The Governors must see the reason to embrace Local Government autonomy as a strategy to promote rural transformation while shedding the heavy load around them.”
The National President lauded the newly inaugurated Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke for his open declaration for councils autonomy .
Asipa however called on the governor to stand by his words saying, it would be a great achievement for his administration.
He said “amongst the members appointed across the states were, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Ondo State, Hon. Akinwunmi Sowore; the Deputy Chief Staff to the Governor of Oyo State, Hon Babafemi Ademola Ojo; the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Ogun State, Hon Funmi Efuwape; The Commissioner for Wealth Creation, Lagos State; Hon. Yetunde Arobieke, the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Lagos State; Hon. Anofi Elegushi, the Chairman, Lagos State Local Government Service Commission, Hon Kamal Bayewu; newly appointed Secretary to the State Government, Osun State, Hon Teslim Igbalaye; and the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Osun State, Hon. Kazeem Akinleye.”
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