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Local government system must work in Benue -Alia

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Local government system must work in Benue -Alia

Gov. Hyacinth Alia of Benue says the local government councils must work as the third tier of government in the state by providing services to the people at the grassroots under his administration.


Alia said this when he declared open a two-day workshop for Local Government Caretaker Committees, Director-General, Services and Administration (DGSA) and Treasurers in Makurdi on Monday.


He said that all the 23 local government councils in the state had been granted full autonomy.
Alia said that the local government councils were supposed to work as the third tier of government as enshrined in the constitution with full autonomy.


He said the local government administration must be accountable and transparent, in line with the rule of law at all times.


The governor also said that the local government councils must keep clean and straight records at all times for auditors and the anti graft agencies.
He said the local council chairmen must ensure that they identify projects that had direct bearing on the community for execution.


Alia said the councils must intensify efforts to boost Internally Generated Revenue at the grassroots and cautioned against misappropriation of such revenues.


He urged the chairmen to remain at their duty posts and ensure that attend to the issues within their jurisdiction.


Alia said that the state was awaiting fuel subsidy removal palliative from the Federal Government for distribution across the state.

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