A newly constructed Secretariat for Afon Local Council Development Area (LCDA) has been commissioned by the Ogun State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Jide Ojuko, with a charge to staffers of the council to cooperate with political office holders to move the council forward.
Ojuko who had been on tour to LCDAs across the State, gave the charge during his visit to Imeko-Afon, saying the present administration in the State remained committed and responsive to the welfare of local government staffers through prompt payment of their salaries and allowances.
Ojuko who re-emphasized that the newly created 37 LCDAs have come to stay, charged the political office holders, career officers as well as other stakeholders to join hands with the State government to sustain the councils in order to achieve the set objectives at the grassroots.
He dismissed insinuations that the LCDAs would soon go moribund, expressing optimism that the creation was not only meant to cater for the residents of the State, but an avenue to bring governance closer to the grassroots.
‘’Let me emphasize here, the 37 LCDAs are no child’s play, they came in through due process and thereafter there were elections and all our chairmen were duly elected. No government can come into power and send them packing. Our LCDAs will continue to bring in dividends of democracy to all’’, he remarked.
Responding, the Chairman of Afon LCDA, Hon. Jide Ogunesan said his administration has so far provided modern hospital equipment and drugs to health centres within the area, graded Oloka-Agon township roads, provided septic tank at Owode Primary Health Centre amongst others.
The Commissioner and his entourage also visited Oke-Ogun, Imala and Ketu Tata LCDAs in Ogun West Senatorial District of the State.