Tunde Omotoso APC chieftain has urge Local government administrators to form partnership with traditional institutions in order to boost the growth and development at the grassroots level.
Omotoso made this charge in Ado Ekiti, at his Ward 1 stating his intention for the up coming Chairmanship elections in December council poll.
Omotoso spoke in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital at his Ward 1 while declaring his intention to vie for the Chairmanship of Ado Ekiti local government in the December council poll.
The APC chieftain said “I am going to serve you and not to enrich myself, with your support, I will establish a cordial relationship with Governor Biodun Oyebanji for the betterment of our council by complementing his development programmes and policies”.
He stressed that, “For some time now, the local government has not been what it used to be in terms of its functionality and how it is being administered.
“But from the reports we heard, in the recent time, we have got to know that the monthly allocation to the local governments has increased considerably. That means it will enable the administrators at that level to have more resources to deploy and perform better than the people of the past, so with the repositioning process and funds now coming to the local councils being used judiciously, definitely, the system will be better for it.
“Now that the reorganization in the system and the improved allocation is happening, the onus is now on the council chairmen to do things judiciously and appropriately”.
Speaking on collaboration, he said “Traditionally, the councils belong to our revered traditional rulers and they should be accorded that respect. I will use my position as the Chairman of Ado Ekiti local government to synergize with the Ewi-in-council as the custodian of our tradition to promote the interest of the traditional institution in the council for the development of the area. I will always work and collaborate with Ewi-in-council to ensure that Ado Ekiti move forward”