Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha has urged warring factions of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, to put aside their differences “and work for the common good of all”.
The SGF made the call on Monday in Abuja at the ALGON Trade Fair and Exhibition.
“I call on members of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) to put aside whatever their difference are and work for the common good of all. This way, they would not only have time for making their meaningful contribution to governance in the country, but also show their relevance to the ordinary people.
“As it is today, interactions with almost all the 774 Local Government Areas in the country does not give comfort that we work as a team,” he noted.
It would be recalled that one faction led by Kolade Alabi and another led by Abdullahi Maje, have been at loggerheads over who takes charges of the apex seat of the association.
Nigerian Pilot had witnessed and reported how both factions secured different court orders and used security agents to wage war against each other.
Mustapha who was represented by Mr Ariyo Benjamin of the Political and Economic Affairs Department in the Office of the SGF, further noted that the Trade Fair and Exhibition will “promote massive economic development and to showcase the empowerment schemes at the grassroots level being driven by the present Administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari”.
While noting that local governments are the tier of government that is closest to the people, he added that they also play a major role in the economic empowerment of the people.
“This event also underscores our unity in diversity as it brings together all 774 Local Government Administrations in Nigeria and related stakeholders involved in grassroots governance to address the need for fast-tracking and stimulating the rural economy, based on heightened Agricultural and Agro – allied Industrial and related service activities. It will equally attract the attention of prospective investors to the investment opportunities that abound in every local government area in Nigeria,” the SGF added.
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