Consulting firm calls on Local Govt Council Chairmen in Plateau to be more pragmatic in community affairs
Local government Council Chairmen in the Plateau have been charged to be more visionary, trustworthy and pragmatic and, above all, be good consensus builders in their various communities.
Managing Consultant of Longmen Consulting, Mr. T. K. Longmen, made this known at a 3-day workshop organised for the management committee members of local government councils, on Effective Local Government Administration.
“As leaders of the third-tier of government,” Longmen said, “you must align yourselves with the vision and mission of this government by ensuring program implementation with the overall objective of bringing development to the people.”
According to him, they are expected to be the best leaders who are both goal-oriented and people-oriented, who sacrifice their mental and physical energies to pursue the common good of their people.
He also encouraged them to provide quality leadership that will be of benefit to their people and the community; adding that, “human beings are the subject and object of development.”
While declaring the workshop open, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. James .D. Yilna’an, urged the LGC chairmen to unveil new ideas and information to the attainment of government objectives, goals and policies that would enhance efficiency and result-oriented framework for local government administration in the state.
Longmen further said that, as chief executives of various councils, they are expected to play very important roles in bringing about the desired change that the people yearn for in the state.
According to him, the workshop will help them in identify their roles properly, reminding them that, there is a high expectation on their performance by both the government and the general public.
He charged them to place high premium within the period of their tenure towards achieving excellence in order to justify the confidence reposed in them.
According to Longmen, the chairmen are to stimulate a viable economy and a morally discipline culture as well as stable environment for investment to thrive.
Mr Yilna’an added that, the chairmen are expected to institutionalise some feedback mechanisms for the government to monitor the pulse of the society, urging them to strive hard to retain public confidence through fairness, sincerity of purpose and objectivity.