LEFT: Ikosi Isheri Lcda Chairman, Princess Samiat and her team demonstration during the 0funmigation exercise recently
To an extent there’s degree of ignorance among residents as it concerns the statutory functions of Local Government administration in Nigeria.
Residents only pay so much attention to the Federal and State Government, thus paying little or no attention to the Local . And in the process, we allow the Local Government Chairmen and Councilors to escape with an incredible degree of incompetence or dereliction of duties.
In Nigeria, most Local Governments chairmen are only interested in the aspect of their functions, which will attract revenue to them while they conveniently ignore the responsibilities stipulated under the Fourth Schedule.
They also love the display of power but do not appreciate the responsibility that go along with power.
However, corona virus pandemic has triggered many local government , Local Council Development Areas across the state to suspend show of power to be more alive to their responsibility as they embarked on marathon funmigation exercise to contain further spread of the contagious virus in local Authority public office , school, market, Bus stops and residential areas as they flooded Microblogging platforms with pictures of the visible exercise for the first time.
Kosofe, Ikosi Isheri and Agboyi Ketu Local council Chairmen are not left in these excrcise as the various Council Chairmen in Kosofe led the coordination of their respective community in the last few days as monitored by Kosofe Post.
The environment and sanitation department of these councils should be well funded to maintain and sustain regular funmigation exercise rather than waiting for an outbreak of disease. Regardless residents are enjoined to pay their rates and levies to sustain the exercise while the Local councils should improve on Transparency and accountability on how they utilized public funds beyond loads of pictures and media propaganda.