Benue trains LG administrators on effective third tier


By Sunday Ogli, Makurdi

BENUE State Government has commenced a two-day workshop for Caretaker Committee Chairmen, Directors General and General Services Administration, DGSAs and treasurers on administrative processes, prudence and accountability.

The Special Adviser on the Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Dr Dennis Akura, in his welcome address, said the workshop is aimed at empowering the local government administrators to effectively fulfill their responsibilities at the third tier of government.

Themed “Responsive Local Government Workshop for Effective Local Government Administration in Benue State,” Dr Akura explained that the workshop is designed not only to familiarize administrators with the intricacies of governance but also to equip them with the managerial skills necessary for excellence in their roles.”

“It’s commendable to see the commitment of the Benue State Government, under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Dr. Hyacinth lormem Alia, towards enhancing the skills and capabilities of Local Government administrators.

“The focus of training caretaker committee chairmen, DGSA’s, and treasurers on administrative processes, prudence, and accountability reflects a proactive approach on improving Governance at the grassroots level,” he said.

The Special Adviser urged the trainees to dedicate themselves to implement the administration’s transformation agenda, including the enforcement of a workable local Government System which he said is crucial for driving positive change across the 23 Local Government areas.

He appreciated the governor for his commitment to Local Government Staff welfare, including pensions and gratuity, stressing that as the arrow head of the third tier, the Bureau will not disappoint him.