In Kwara , Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has advocated the need to equip the administrators of third tier of government in Nigeria with adequate knowledge on revenue generation and resource management.
The Governor made the call in Ilorin when he received the Group 6 Senior Executives of Course 44, 2022 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru Jos, led by Dr. Emmanuel Sambo Mamman, who were on a courtesy visit to Government House Ilorin. The Group, which started their week long study of the State on Monday (20th May, 2022), on a theme: ” Strengthening Local Governance in Nigeria: Challenges, Options and Opportunities,” concluded their tour of Kwara State last Friday. The participants comprised top security officers, academics technocrats and high ranking public servants. AbdulRazaq, who reaffirmed that his administration does not involve in the runnings of the local governments in the State, said it becomes imperative to guide the local councils on administrative techniques and against misplacement of priorities, amidst their agitations to for financial independence in the Country.
AbdulRazaq also said a part of the local government money ends up in wrong pockets noted that it requires more than using just BVN for the government to completely tackle ghost workers syndrome in local councils. He commended the visitors for conducting a painstaking research on how to address the lingering financial crisis in the local government administration in the Country.
Leader of the team, Dr. Emmanuel Sambo Mamman, in his remarks, said their visit to Kwara was to ascertain the strength of local government council in the State, and the challenges they face in their operations.