The Chairman of the Association Local Government of Nigeria in Osun State, Sarafa Awotunde, has commended the state Governor, Ademola Adeleke, for reviving the local government system in the state since he took office a year ago.
Awotunde said this during the anniversary of Adeleke’s administration over the weekend.
He said the local governments in the state were in a state of decay when Adeleke became the governor, and he had to make efforts to restore them to functionality since the PDP came back to power last year.
“When we return to power what we met at the local government is nothing to write home about. We were shocked at the level of deterioration in the various local government areas of the state. Governance was dead at the third tier of government in the state, hence, effort by the present administration to breadth life to the tier of government there.
“The last time quality governance was witnessed at the third tier was during the Prince Olagusoye Oyinlola-led PDP administration in the state. This testifys to the people-oriented administration the party is renowned for.
“Presently, the Local Government Caretaker Committee Chairmen have been meeting with the workers at the level through Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, to ensure that confidence is returned to the workforce”, he said.
Awotunde, who also heads the Ifelodun Local Government Area, said the PDP government in the state would make sure that the grassroots people benefit from good governance through effective local government administration.