As part of the manifesto and good intentions of the Governorship Candidate of All Progressives Congress, Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru, the lost glory of Local Government Council shall be restored, as APC led State government shall make it economically and politically viable, as against the present political subjugation the council finds itself.
According to Barr. Ogheneluemu Sylvester Imonina, the Publicity Secretary, APC, Delta State ” Between 1999 and 2003, Local Government Council were full of life. The Council were receiving their monthly allocations directly from the Federal Government. As a result of same, the Council were executing meaningful projects, running into millions of Naira. The Locals who were the Council contractors had food on their table. Salaries were paid promptly. Much interest was not laid on the scrabble for representation at the State level.
The Pdp government at the State level, due to greed for power and disposition for pauperizaton of the Locals, enacted a Local Government Law through the State House of Assembly, and made/reduced Local Government Council, a third arm of government, recognized by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, an appendage/a parastatal under the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftancy Affairs.NLC Finally Fixed Date To Hold Nationwide Protest Over Minimum Wage
The good news for Council Workers and Deltans are:
(1) APC led government in Delta State shall make the Local Government Council autonomous in accordance/in line with the letters/spirit of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
(2) The allocations of the Local Council shall come directly to the Local Council, without State Government interferance.
(3) There shall be #200.000.000 (Two Hundred Million Naira) State Government financial grants to all Local Government Council, to enable them embark on any meaningful project/establish cottage industries that will generate employment for the locals.
This will enable the Local Government Areas to develop at their own pace, with little supervision from the State Government.
Deltans, APC as a responsible Party that cares about the interest of all, is abreast of the huge Federal allocations and internally generated revenues, accruing to the State Government coffer (accounts).
A vote for APC in 2019 by Deltans, and with the support of Deltans, our Local Government Council/system shall be great again.