The Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, swore in 57 chairmen into the 20 Local Government and Local Government Development Areas, on Monday, charging them to replicate the five cardinal programmes of his administration in their respective council areas.
He advised them to hit the ground running by embarking on people’s oriented programmes that would make life more meaningful to the grassroots people.
The governor said this at a ceremony held at the Cultural Centre, Kuto that they were not elected as chairmen of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), but chairmen of all political parties.
He advised them to administer their respective local governments and development areas with strong determination, resolution and sincerity of purpose.
Amosun promised that his administration would support them all the way in ensuring that they succeed well in the discharge of their duties, asking them to utilize the resources in their areas to develop them.
There were five female chairmen out of the 57.
Meanwhile, the Ogun APC has commended the electorate in the state, for conducting themselves in a peaceful and orderly manner before, during and after the election.
The party, in a statement by its publicity secretary, Sola Lawal, thanked them for their massive support at the last Saturday poll, describing the gesture as the required tonic for more commitment of the party for transforming the state
“All stakeholders in the process including Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission, OGSEIC, security agencies , observers , volunteers and the media similarly deserve kudos for the responsible way they discharged their responsibilities,” the party said.
APC stressed that the outcome of the election was an endorsement of the various developmental policies of the Governor Ibikunle Amosun administration.
The statement read further “ It is pertinent to point out that with the visible demonstration of support for the Amosun administration during the polls , the stage is now set for better and more inclusive governance in the state.
“The APC administration’s unprecedented decentralisation of governance at the grassroots exemplified by the effective takeoff of the newly – created local council development areas is a testimony to the zeal for growth of the Amosun government.
“ The creation of and election of Chief Executives into the new LCDAs have effectively brought government to the doorsteps of the people of the state,” the party stated.