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The 16 Local Government Councils and 22 Local Council Development Authority Areas in Ekiti State, operating under the Joint Account and Allocation Committee (JAAC) of Local Governments, have collectively agreed to undertake the construction of a 5km road each in their respective areas during the current dispensation.

Hon Folorunso Olabode, Chairman of the Joint Account and Allocation Committee (JAAC) and Commissioner for Local Government Affairs (LGA), announced this in Ado Ekiti during a press briefing on the outcomes of the inaugural plenary session of JAAC for the year 2024. He stated that the decision aligns with Governor Biodun Oyebanji’s development agenda, focusing on addressing transportation challenges in the State.

Characterizing the monthly JAAC meeting as highly interactive and a tangible opportunity for exchanging ideas to address challenges, Olabode encouraged the new LG Chairmen to utilize the platform to discuss and find solutions to the issues facing their respective areas.

Olabode urged them to familiarize themselves with the 30-year developmental agenda and embrace the concept of the 6 pillars of the present administration, stressing the need for them to creative and proactive in the discharge of their services at the grassroots.

The Commissioner Charged the LG bosses to quickly settle down and prepare workable work plans that would guide their activities towards achieving optimum performance.

Olabode called on them to focus on Agriculture, generating job opportunities, youth empowerment and increasing the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), stressing the need for them to organize proactive programmes particularly Agric related structure to enhance agric production and also engage in specific projects that would touch the lives of people at the grassroots.

The Commissioner also advised them to emulate Governor Oyebanji’s commitment to the welfare of workers to guarantee smooth, efficient and effective administration.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government Affairs, Mr. Adedayo Ajobiewe in his remarks charged workers in the State to be diligent in the discharge of their duties.

He stressed the need for Management staff including the Heads of Local Government Administration, Directors of Administration and Director of Finance to ensure that their staff are up and during in order to attain the desired goals.

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