By Margaret Oraza
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Bureau of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Barr Ken Achabo has commended the 23 council chairmen in the state for their smooth conduct of activities at the third tier.
Barr Achabo gave the commendation Thursday during the monthly Joint Account Allocation committee (JAAC) meeting for the month of September, 2022, held at the bureau’s conference Hall in Makurdi.
He expressed happiness at the responsible conduct of the chairmen in handing security matters and other issues, saying,
Governor Samuel Ortom was impressed with their performance at the grassroots.
Achabo further assured public primary school teachers that all the abnormally in the payment of salaries would be addressed and all their entitlements would also be paid.
The adviser, however, explained that high premium has been placed by the governor on the welfare of teachers’ promotion, saying that money has already been sourced from the banks to clear the arrears of their salaries and appealed for their patience.
He also commiserated with the Chairman, Ukum Local Government Council, Derrick Kartyo, people of Ukum and the entire Sankera over the unprovoked attack and killing of innocent people by armed Fulani terrorists and condoled with the families of the deceased.
Responding on behalf of the Chairman, Benue State chapter of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) and Chairman, Guma Local Government, Dr Michael Uba, lauded the cordial working relationship between the Bureau and the chairmen, promising that he and his colleagues would not disappoint their people.
Dr Uba also noted that the workshop, organized by the Local Government Service Commission for his colleagues on their assumption In office has gone a long way in preparing the council chairmen for governance just as he thanked Governor Ortom, his wife and the people at the grassroots for finding them worthy to contribute their quota for the development of the state.