By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
Elected Council Chairmen across the 18 Local Government Areas of Edo state on Tuesday received brief on work schedule in their localities. They were sworn-in by the state governor, Godwin Obaseki Monday.
Chairman of Ovia South-West Local Government Area, Destiny Enabulele was on a guided tour of the Council Secretariat at Iguobazuwa, headquarters of the Council on Tuesday.
He was conducted round the facility by Director of Administration and General Services, Mr. Jude Iduwe and other Management staff of the Council where he urged the workers to shun indolence and be proactive. He urged the Council workers to take their duties seriously and expressed shock over the dilapidated and disrepair state of the Judge’s quarter, which is surrounded by bushes where the court Clerk is squatting.
“It is totally unacceptable to us. We cannot allow the residence of the Judge to be in the bush. If the person living here cannot maintain the quarter, he should leave the place,” Enabulele said.
He also directed that the Chairman’s residence should be habitable. According to him, “the essence of local governance is for the Chairman to reside in the midst of the people. That is my belief”. Addressing the Director of Works, Engr. Edwin Omoregbe, the Council boss, said: “we are here to work and we want to make it work”.
His counterpart in Etsako Central Local Government Area of the state, swear-in elected 10 wards Councilors on Tuesday afternoon. Besides, Council heads of Owan East, Orhiomwon and Esan North East Local Government Areas, were on ground for the presentation of handover notes by the Council’s heads of service.
The situation was not different at the three Metropolitan Local Government Areas, Oredo, Egor, Ikpoba-Okha where workers turned up for duty early, according to checks by our Correspondent.