The Ogun State Councilors’ Forum has lauded Governor of Ogun state, Prince Dapo Abiodun for giving them the opportunities to enhance Legislative Framework at the grassroots.
The group commended the governor at the ongoing training program organized by the National Councillors Forum of Nigeria in conjunction with Ashraf Consulting Nigeria Ltd.
The conference is designed to inculcate the councilors with the idea of National Unity, Growth and Development at the local government level, how National unity can bring about growth and development and to provide the participants with the opportunity to learn how to bring development to reality at the grassroot level.
In a communique jointly signed by the Ogun state chairman of the Councillors Forum, Hon. Oladele Otesanya and the the Publicity secretary, Hon. Rotimi Adeyemi respectively they said: “The leadership acknowledge and appreciate the ongoing efforts by Governor Dapo Abiodun, the Executive governor of Ogun State aimed at repositioning our state economy and commitment to manpower building of the grassroot Legislators.
“Governor Dapo Abiodun has exhibited further that he is not paying lip-service to human capital development of the Councillors. Approving and providing necessary finance and logistics needs for this training within short notice goes to show that the issue of local government development is germane to his agenda and program” the communique reads.
They said the success of Assessing Grassroots Politics and Community Development in Ogun state was made possible through the sterling attributes of the governor, who they described as a man of vision, full of determination, courage, hard work and consistency.
“It is no surprise that Governor Dapo Abiodun has received numerous awards, including the recently bestowed Distinguished Award for Industrial Revolution by the Federal Government; the Good Governance Award he received at the Nigerian 62nd Independence Anniversary and Global Award Gala held in London, United Kingdom; and his recognition as the Best Governor in the South-West in the area of infrastructure development by Zone B and Forbes Best Governor in Africa”
Calling for support of governor Abiodun led administration, the Councillors “call on all citizen of Ogun State to support Governor Dapo Abiodun administration’s drive towards revamping of our dear state economy.”
The local government legislative forum is the legislative arm of the local government which consists of councilors who under a democracy are popularly elected from their wards. The council, in the Nigerian presidential form of local government was presided over by the leader.