Ondo govt tasks elected LG officials on security

Ondo State Government on Wednesday, urged local government office holders to chart a new course towards strengthening the security system their level of governance.

The Ondo state Deputy Governor, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, stated this a -day workshop for elected office holders across the 18 local government areas of Ondo State in Akure.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the workshop was organised by Ondo State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in collaboration with Code of Conduct Bureau, Abuja.

Aiyedatiwa, who said that insecurity retards development, noted that could prosper in the of peace.

“I charge you this critical stage in the annals of our that you make necessary sacrifice towards national peace and harmony,” he said.

The deputy governor said that this was important in view of the nation’s current security challenges.

“Insecurity doubt retards development. nation can prosper in the of peace.

“We must therefore chart a new course towards strengthening our security system the local government level.

“Advocacy for individual and communal security network platform must not only be embraced, but also be stepped up,”he said.

Aiyedatiwa stressed that the training was to further equip newly elected office holders the local government level with skills to carry out their task of delivering the of democracy.

“You are aware that the local government is the closest to the people; therefore, governance the grassroots is tasking because of the high expectation of the electorate.

“The people who trusted and gave you their mandates are eager to feel the impact of governance through you,” he said.

Aiyedatiwa solicited their cooperation in actualising the mandate of the state government and urged the executive and legislature to work together.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Ondo State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Segun Odusanya, said the training was important for functionaries the local government level to have requisite operational knowledge of the system.

Odusanya said it would boost the delivery of of democracy to the people, as such training would make the administrators more competent.

The Chairman, Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Mr Augustine Oloruntogbe, appreciated the deputy governor for the training. (NAN)