The Secretary, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Council Services Secretariat ( ACSS) Ibrahim Dantsoho has urged the six Area Council Chairmen to be more proactive in the development of their various councils.
Dantsoho who briefed the Press over the weekend and vowed to mobilise both material and human resources for grassroots development within the territory said the Council Chairmen would have no justification for failing in their responsibility.
While he noted that the Secretariat would ensure that resources meant for projects in the Communities were properly utilised, he added that no public official would be allowed to abandon any responsibility designed to Foster efficient service delivery.
He said, “the secretariat will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that they match words with words in ensuring that whatever is given them is judiciously utilised for the benefits of the people that elected them.
“We are not going to be confrontational with them but we will parley together so that we all understand that we have responsibility to deliver.
“The Council Chairmen are doing their best, but the best is not enough.
So we will do the pushing so that they can further do the needful for the people, to feel the impact of governance.
Also, the information endorsed by the ACSS Director of Administration and finance, Mrs.
Omolola Olanipekun revealed that the Secretariat had taken several steps towards ensuring security and peaceful coexistence in all the rural communities within the six Area Councils.
She also disclosed that measures had been put in place to forestall crisis, especially in the Communities where Chieftaincy matters were pending.
Olanipekun also said that the Secretariat played a vital role in the Committee that resolved the Herders and Farmers clash at Kwali Area Council.
According to her, Chieftaincy tussles in Wako over who succeeds the deceased Paramount ruler had been addressed to avoid clashes that could upset the peace and development in the areas.
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