One of the leading aspirants in the forthcoming Council Election in kogi state, under the plartform of the APC, Hon Aare Ariyo Kemuna has assured the people of Kabba-Bunu local government area of the state of placing priority of the transformation of lives of rural dwellers of the local government.
Hon. Aare Ariyo while interacting with our correspondent recently examine the various challenges faced by the people in the rural areas and the general neglect and have considered t as a right for them to enjoy good life through government attention to the rural areas.
According to him “Government exists primarily to provide services that will make life worth living. Accordingly, local governments as third tier government are created to bring government closer to the people at the grassroots and for transformation of lives at the rural level”
“One of the ways of bringing government closer to the people at the grassroots is through the delivery of service in a satisfactory, timely, effective and adequate manner”.
“I have made an examination of Local Government and Social Service Delivery in Nigeria. It has been observed that the constitutional mandate of local governments in terms of “function performance” has not been translated into reality. Thus, as a local governments council, must attempt to overcome the challenges that have circumvented their performance”.
“It is only by this we can be positioned to render cutting services in a timely, effective, adequate, prompt and satisfactory manner to justify their continuous existence and financial allocations to us”.
“Governance at the local level plays a crucial role in ensuring the effectiveness and provision of public goods to the vast rural population. The creation of local government anywhere in the world stems from the need to facilitate developments at the grassroots. All political systems seek the attainment of effective and efficient service delivery at the grassroots, this we shall by the grace of God ensure when through your support get the mandate to pilot the affairs of our great local government.
“However, the achievement of this fundamental goal is dependent on the amount of resources at the disposal of the local government and the prudency with which it is used. It should be noted that one of the ways of bringing government closer to the people at the grassroots is through the efficient and effective provisions of basic amenities and social infrastructures for the people at the grassroots, which are key factors to the existence of any government and we shall ensure that these are taken care of and shall be the centre of concentration of our administration” he said.