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Lagos sets committee to reform local government

30 June 2015, 09:02Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Lagos State Government has inaugurated a 20-man Committee on Reformation of Local Government Administration to address the administrative, governance and service delivery processes and procedures.

Speaking at the inauguration of the committee, the state Head of Service (HOS) Folashade Jaji, said the inauguration was a further demonstration of the commitment of the current administration to reposition the public service, particularly at the Local Government, for socio economic development and also entrench corporate governance in the state.

“Local Government as the third tier of Government, remains the closest to the people and as the first point of contact, it directly determines the what, when and how citizens benefit and enjoy the dividends of democracy through quality service delivery and also provide the basis for the assessment of the Government’s programmes and performance,” Jaji said.

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She decried the inability of Local Governments to effectively meet their expected responsibilities and stressed that the state government is determined to address the lapses within the shortest possible time.

Jaji added that the local government reforms would produce a stronger and more efficient Local Government administrative system that has greater ability to deliver the quantum and quality of services required in an emerging megacity like Lagos.

She said members of the committee are carefully selected Administrators and other professionals who have had the privilege and experience of working in the mainstream Civil Service and the Local Government Service.

The chairman of the committee, Nurudeen Ojora Adejiyan, gave the assurance the organ would work hard to ensure the delivery of the assignment within the stipulated time.

“The setting up of the committee is a step in the right direction,” he said.

The committee is expected to commence work immediately and submit its report within two weeks.

- CAJ News


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