Senator Ademola Adeleke, the incoming governor of Osun State, reiterated his commitment to pursuing local government reforms.
Additionally, Senator Adeleke pledged that his administration will bring back transparency and accountability to local government operations in order to prevent abuses and corruption.
According to the governor-elect, this will greatly guarantee the welfare and better living conditions of the State’s citizens at the local level.
Senator Adeleke stated this on Monday in Osogbo while hearing reports from a PDP transition committee subcommittee. She referred to local governments as the foundation of good governance.
In a statement released through his spokeswoman Olawale Rasheed, Adeleke also declared that his administration, which will take office on November 27, 2022, will keep its commitment to voters to give local governments full authority.
He said, “I want to congratulate the several subcommittees for the excellent job. Let me reiterate that I am passionate about local government changes for a variety of reasons. First, the best approach to guarantee grassroots growth is through a robust local government structure. Second, reducing poverty is mostly a local issue. Therefore, local governments that have the necessary resources will hasten prosperity. More significantly, among the council chairman, competition will emerge as a new mode.
“I recall the times when council chairmen battled for project commissioning. Locally elected officials promoted agriculture, markets, and transportation hubs in addition to building roads. I eagerly await the return of the time when council chairmen would plan project commissioning appointments for the governor.
“We won’t support autonomy that promotes stealing from the populace. The governor-elect promised, “We will make sure that funds and duties transferred to local governments in accordance with the Constitution are managed in compliance with due process and anti-corruption regulations.
Government structure, legislative relations, public service, municipal governments, and the labor sector were among the committees that presented reports during the meeting session.