Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has inaugurated a Efficiency Audit Committee for Native Authorities Administration within the State.
Makinde stated that the committee would consider and assess the efficiency of the native authorities caretaker chairmen within the State.
He additionally stated that the committee was not put in place to witch-hunt native authorities caretaker chairmen and their members however to assessment and appraise their actions, tasks and monetary conditions.
He famous that the committee was arrange to consider the performances of the caretaker chairmen forward of the deliberate native authorities election within the State.
The committee, which is headed by a former Speaker of the state Home of Meeting, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, was given 4 weeks to perform the task.
The opposite members of the committee included: Commissioner for Native Authorities and Chieftaincy Issues, Chief Bayo Lawal; Professor Tal-hatu Kolapo Hamzat, Mr. Joseph Olaitan and Mr. Aderemi Akintola.
Makinde, whereas talking stated: “We’re not inaugurating a committee to witch-hunt the caretaker chairmen and the members on the native authorities stage, however we’re doing this as a result of the native authorities election is imminent in Oyo State.
“We’re on the observe to conduct elections that may usher in democratically elected chairmen and councilors on the native authorities stage and we don’t need to get it improper. They are going to be there for 3 years. They’ll nonetheless even be there when the tenure for this administration winds up.
“We have now given sure folks the chance to run the federal government at that stage. A few of them will point out curiosity to develop into democratically elected at that stage. That they had been there for six months and we renewed it once more in August. They need to have performed sure issues.”
Makinde admonished the committee to make enquiries from the caretaker chairmen and their members in regards to the 4 cardinal packages of his administration and the way they’ve been ready to key into them.
“One of many issues we want to have a look at dispassionately when you’re interacting with the native authorities chairmen and their members is whether or not they even have an concept of the cardinal programmes of this administration. As a result of when you don’t have an concept of what we’re supposed to be doing, within the first occasion, you in all probability wouldn’t have the opportunity to key into the programmes.
“The 4 pillars of this administration stay Well being, Schooling, Safety, and Enlargement of the financial system. We will achieve this a lot on the state stage but when on the native authorities stage, we’re not ready to get alignment into these programmes, then we are literally losing our time.
“I do know that the calibre of individuals we’ve right here, it’ll take quite a bit to purchase their conscience. So, we wish to know what they’ve performed with the little we’ve given to them and we wish to know who amongst them deserves to be given the chance to proceed. We wish efficiency primarily based on the chance we’ve given. We wish you to work together with folks working with these directors.
“Individuals are watching no matter we do. So, whenever you go into these native authorities secretariats, strive to work together with the employees there and they’ll inform you how the chairpersons and members are doing. Work together additionally with the folks. We wish to conduct an election that may throw up one of the best of one of the best that we’ve to supply at that stage of administration. We have now been accused by some people who our authorities has refused to spend cash and I ought to make it circulate. I feel it’ll circulate however solely with worth. You want to convey worth to the folks of Oyo State and issues will circulate,” he stated.