CSOs bemoan absence of elected council officials

Forum of Executive Directors of Civil Society Organisations in Bauchi State on Sunday said lack of elected local government officials has hampered grassroots development in the state.

Chairman of the forum, Mr. Sodangi Chindo, stated this at the end of the year meeting of the group in Bauchi.
He called on the Gov. Bala Muhammed administration to conduct local government election in the state without further delay.

According to him, the call for local government election has become imperative, considering the absence of elected officials at grassroots level in the state.

Chindo, however, commended the governor for the successful takeoff of his administration and the leadership style he had exhibited so far, particularly the declaration of emergency on education and health as well as the standing order already approved for counterpart funds.

He said: “We have also seen high level of commitment in the payment of pensions and gratuity, appointment of key advisers, commissioners and…

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