With a capacity crowd cheering them on, both sides started the game cautiously but soon the temp increased because of their desires to impress the organizers scouts, Hon. Kitchner Iboroma, the Chairman of the council, Hon. Tammy W. Danagogo.
In a chat with journalists after the match, the chairman of AKULGA and sponsor of ALABA 2004, Hon. Danagogo explained that the competition was just one of several activities lined up to celebrate the end of the year, while ensuring that the youths are engaged ventures.Barr. Danagogo also commended the people of AKULGA, especially the youths and law-enforcement agents for the prevailing peace, adding that without peace and co-operation from leaders of various communities, his administration would not have had the ability to concentrate nor execute its programmes.He also assured the participants of ALABA 2004 that they would be adequately motivated and supported so that the council would have a reliable team for the Governor's Cup.
In line with the present Rivers State administration's vision for its people, the state Commissioner for Local Government-Chieftaincy Affairs, Dr. Tammy Danagogo has charged local government authorities to initiate and execute programmes and policies that will empower staff and people of their area and help generate revenue and also improve the living standards of their constituents.
Dr. Danagogo, who was accompanied on an unscheduled visit to Khana Local Government area by the Chairman of the State's Local Government Services' Commission (LGSC) Chief (Dr) Ephraim Etete-Owoh and some directors of the Ministry, gave the charge on Thursday, July 30, 2009 after a tour of project sites in the area.
Represented by the commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon Tammy Danagogo, the Governor noted that since inception, the present government in the state has always encouraged members of the state legislature to nominate constituency projects that could affect the lives of their constituents positively.
He stated that the commissioned Iju Jack memorial Hall project has again challenged the state government to continue to support all constituency projects initiated by the lawmakers, adding that such support would promote accelerated development in the state.
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Dr. Tammy Danagogo, Commissioner for Local Government Chieftaincy and Community Affairs in Rivers State dropped this hint last week during a media chat in his office affirming that the Ministry has the duty to supervise councils, but not to administer their affairs on a daily basis.
Dr. Danagogo explained that the Ministry does not have outright authority to sanction erring councils on any issue but can make recommendation after proper study or monitoring of the activities of councils against which there are complaints.
He also informed that council in the state from the inception of the Amaechi administration in October 2007 received 100% financial autonomy and that only approved fund such as the statutory 5 percent for traditional rulers and 5 percent for training of staff (Local Government Service Commission) are deducted at source during JAAC meetings.
One of the measures, he discloseds that the Ministry has worked out is a two day workshop, in conjunction with the Owerri Zone of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Offences Commission (ICPC).
The commissioner explained that the workshop which has been held was a sensitization seminar that would enlighten public officers, especially the council chairmen on how to avoid anti-democratic practices and help to consolidate the growing democracy in Nigeria pointing out that governance is about the people and so due benefits should go to the grassroots.
On the issue of NULGE conflict, Dr. Danagogo emphasized that he would never meddle in their affairs and would work with the Union and other bodies such as the Local Government Service Commission and the State Chapter of ALGON on how to put things right for the grassroot workers in the State.
He said, he had never blamed the crisis or differences of positions in NULGE on Apostle Godwin Tumini Diri or any other past or present leader noting that he had maintained a cordial working relationship with all organs that deal with his Ministry.
Danagogo warned those interested in local government or NULGE affairs to get their facts right and not to cause problem in his constituency.
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