The Honorable Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Aisha Ahman Pategi has stressed the strategic position of Asa local government to the administration of AbdulRazaq Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq. She made this known today while delivering her address at the Mini Town Hall which was hosted in Afon; the headquater of Asa local government.
According to Hon. Aisha Ahman Pategi, there is no doubt that the art of listening is the driving force for effective collaboration, for one to feel a sense of love and belonging, which is a basic human need.
“To achieve these, it becomes pertinent that communicate consistently as a whole and part of the goal is to be a source of inspiration, guide and empower all to harness the full potentiality” she continued.
The Commissioner stressed that part of the mission of the present administration is to start redefining governance and by doing that the government needed to start getting feedback from the people at the grassroots who constitute the larger part of the state.
Hon. Ahman Patigi said her Ministry is committed towards bringing good governance to the people through partnering with many public and private sector initiatives that would help in bringing succour to the people at the grassroots.
The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari represented by the District Head of Ballah, Alhaji Abdulkadir Olarongbe in his remark charged the State Government to find lasting solution to logger heads between fulani herdsmen and farmers over land and distribution of farms.
The Emir of Ilorin also implored the present administration to look into the outstanding allowances to traditional rulers in Asa local government area of the state.
The people of Asa while engaging the commissioner and other dignitaries at the landmark event stated the challenges facing their community. This ranged from bad road networks, dilapidated schools, unemployment, erratic power and water supply.
The programme was attended by eminent personalities including members of the State House of Assembly, political office holders, politicians, Community heads, political groups and youth organisations.
Asa played the first host of the Mini town hall meeting which is an initiative of the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs. The event will be done in all the sixteen local government areas of the state in a bid to directly engage the grassroot and address their challenges.