By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye
The Rivers State House of Assembly has charged Local Government Caretaker Committee nominees to collaborate with traditional rulers to tackle security and sanitation challenges in the local government areas.
The Speaker of the assembly, Mr. Daboturudima Adams, gave the charge during the screening of 20 Local Government Caretaker Chairmen nominees on Thursday in Port Harcourt.
He expressed satisfaction in the confidence of some of the nominees during screening, and enjoined them to work with the traditional rulers to achieve positive results.
“A good number of the nominees have shown confidence in their ability to key into the peace move by the state government.
“I urge you all, when sworn-in, to ensure partnership with traditional rulers since the issue of security cannot be effectively handled by one person.”
Adams, however, warned that the assembly would not condone any disorderly act by the Local Government Caretaker Committee chairmen.
He said that the House Committee on Local Government would consistently update the assembly on local government affairs.
Adams urged the nominees not to neglect the House Committee on Local Government Affairs whose efforts were to ensure good governance at the grassroots.
“We cannot condone any act from any chairman that will not move the LGA forward and you must know there is a House Committee Chairman on Local Government affairs.
” Anything short of the expectation of Rivers people, you will face the lawmakers again.
”As you are waiting to be sworn in, know that it is no longer business as usual,” he said.
Meanwhile, the lawmakers have passed the Executive Bill seeking to amend the number of years of professorship required for the appointed of the vice chancellor of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education.
After a heated debate and subsequent voting, the majority voted for 10 years professorial experience.