Heads Of LGAs Told To Perform Or Be Dropped


Heads of Local Government Administration (HLGAs) of the 23 Local Governments in Rivers State have been called upon to play the leadership role expected of them or be dropped.

This advice was given in Port Harcourt today by the Chairman of the State Local Government Service Commission, Chief Azubuike Nmerukini JP while addressing the HLGAs in his office.

Chief Nmerukini told them that their roles was well-defined in the Local Government Scheme of Service co-ordinating other principal staff of the third tier Government,

He said “the present Commission will not condole any cases of lapses on the part of Heads of Local Government Administration and that anyone find wanting in the discharge of his or her duty will be demoted”.

The Chairman frowned at the situation were Heads of Local Government Administration abandoned their duty post for their subordinate and declare “any officer who is not prepare to work is on his own and is better he leaves or the system will force him out”

Chief Nmerukini stated that the HLGAs should make sure that all directors in the service are treated equally and they should see themselves as colleagues.

He stressed the need for principal officers to hold regular meeting to review the activities of their respectively Local Governments, adding that they should work in harmony with one another.

The Chairman expressed dismayed that some local governments are not holding their Finance and General Purpose Meeting were major projects of the third tier government are expected to be discussed and approval for implementation.

On the issue of promotion of Local Government Staff to Salary Grade Level 17, the Chairman disclosed that the Commission would address it appropriately and that only those who are qualified would be considered.

In their responses, the Heads of Local Government Administration pledged that they would adhere to the commission’s directives to improve on  service delivery in their various Local Governments. ###

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