Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Delta Deputy Governor tasks LG on service delivery

18 December 2012, 13:34

Asaba - The Deputy Governor of Delta, Prof. Amos Utuama, has advised the members of the newly inaugurated local government transition and caretaker committees to serve the people and not empower themselves.

Utuama gave the advice on Tuesday in Asaba, while declaring open an orientation workshop organised by the state Directorate of Local Government Affairs for the committee members.

He said that rather than see their position as an avenue to empower themselves, the committee members should see their appointments, as a call to service and concentrate on discharging their service creditably.

The deputy governor said that good service delivery would serve as a testimonial for appointment to higher positions, adding that the programme would enable them acquire the relevant knowledge for optimal performance.

He said that local government administration was relevant, as it was the level of government closest to the grass-roots people.

"A local government that does well will deliver dividends of good governance to the people," he said. He also urged the participants to make personal efforts to train themselves.

Earlier, Mr Newworld Safugha, a Commissioner in the Directorate, urged participants to be prudent and ensure service delivery during their tenure.

Safugha said that local governments constituted the bedrock of the nation’s democracy and occupy an important position in the overall development of the country.

He said that achieving effective governance in the country depended on appropriate division of responsibilities and resources among the federal, state and local governments.

He said that the theme of the workshop, Understanding the Local Government System for Enhanced Service Delivery, was apt.

- NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Separating kitchen politics from ...

Like everyone else, I believe that the most popular definition of democracy is “government of the people, by the people and for the people”. Read more...

Submitted by
Bethel Tanifo
Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, ...

Like NDDC Unlike MONDA. This notion is an intuition that does not portend political participation, affiliation, intrusion or aggression but a submission with the intention of completion of the previous administration's noble vision. Read more...

Submitted by
Bethel Tanifo
Nigerian Constitution versus Corr...

The problems of Nigeria is not in its conventional composition, formation, functionality, constitution or treaty, while the solutions are not disintegrations as promulgated by some faiths fanatics and bigotries.  Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Much Ado about Trump’s Presidency

It was unbelievable when the social and mainstream media all over the world began airing the breaking news of Donald Trump’s victory in the most contentious US Presidential elections in recent years. Read more...

Submitted by
Mike Daemon
Nigerian author highlights gay ch...

A new novel by a prolific young Nigerian author features gay characters, which could help increase the visibility of the gay community and possibly lead to greater understanding of LGBT Nigerians. Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Your Excellency, I will call you ...

Your Excellency, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, as a leader that pays attention to details, I understand that the odd title of this piece would definitely arouse your curiosity.  Read more...