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Does All Our 774 Local Goverments Practise This Kind Of Democracy ?

Should we really be blaming an inept  Presidency and his Federal ministers or a inept state Governor and his commisioners when our LG are actually the masters of their own destiny. If every single LG can make  his and  her own domain sustainable then we are half way to sustanace in the country. I read this article today in one of our dailies and I said are we not focusing too much on the state and federal goverment when we should hold our LG Chairmen responsilble for local roads, markets and local un-empolyment. If a 1/4 of local goverment problems are solved then 1/2 the country's problem is solved. As far as I am know the FG has not defaulted any of our LG as per their monthly allocation. I thought all the money giving to LG are use for paying salaries and noting is left, but seeing this story below - " N396 MILLION for capital expenditure that is a hell lotta money, that can actually boost the economy of the LG if channed to the most viable project in the localty.

THE chairman of Ogo Oluwa Local Government Area of Oyo State, Honourable Sanjo Akintola, has presented the 2009 appropriation bill tagged “Budget of improvement,” to the council’s legislative arm of government.

Presenting the budget at the council’s legislative chamber, Ajaawa, the council boss said, “through its effective implementation, notwithstanding the economic meltdown, the achievements in the various sectors would be improved upon. To this end, this year’s budget has been christened “Budget of Improvement.”

Honourable Akintola said the total estimated expenditure for the fiscal year was N640,000,000 with N243.3 million voted for recurrent expenditure and N396.8 million for capital expenditure.

In his response, leader of the legislative house, Honourable Emmanuel Obasola, expressed his gratitude to God for the cordial relationship existing between the executive and legislative arms, promising that the House would give the appropriation bill speedy consideration.

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If only they have the resources you have in mind. Don't forget the chairman won't be there if not for some "big" man. In the scheme of things he's a small fish thats what am saying.

Honourable Akintola said the total estimated expenditure for the fiscal year was N640,000,000 with N243.3 million voted for recurrent expenditure and N396.8 million for capital expenditure.

Did you read the first item on this thread, see statement above they have the resources and I dont see why LG are not performing.

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If only they have the resources you have in mind. Don't forget the chairman won't be there if not for some "big" man. In the scheme of things he's a small fish thats what am saying.

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"Your example is flawed because Fashola is at top, Fash is not local govt chairman, hence he can do all these. If Fash was local chairman he's achievement would have been minimal."

Do you know what this thread is about b4 u just in and start talking about Fashola. This thread is only highlighting the capital expenditure funds available to LG, I was not aware that LG has such huge amout to spend on capital projects within their localty. My emphasis is if these fund is properly harnessed and channelled to the right project it should be able to wipe out un-employement in any LG. By wiping Un-employement in the LG level u have in a way solve 1/2 of Nigerians problems. There would be less rural - urban migration e.t.c

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Your example is flawed because Fashola is at top, Fash is not local govt chairman, hence he can do all these. If Fash was local chairman he's achievement would have been minimal.

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Change could come from anywhere as long as there is a change.

In Nigeria's case, i think change from bottom and the middle is even more important.

And since the one at the top refuses to make the change happens, do we all fold hands too?

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"Change must come from top to bottom. Change cannot come from bottom to top. Think my friend think."

So if a LG has N390 million to spend on capital project they should not spend it but wait for the federal and state goverment to tell them to spend it. What a warp way of thinking

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Change must come from top to bottom. Change cannot come from bottom to top. Think my friend think.

If the LG are doing their bits, and some State Goverments pulling their weight like lagos state, then the sky is the limit. There is nothing they will not acheive if they work in unison.

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Change can start from anywhere.If fashola was to wait till Yaradull wakes up,lagos wud not be where it was today.

Changes wud come when u and i change the mentality of "change wud come/start from up".

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Change must come from top to bottom. Change cannot come from bottom to top. Think my friend think.

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Full employement is acheviable - The goverment should start to registering all un-employed graduates, it is a shame we dont know how many of our graduates are un-employed.

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Federal Goverment Releases 200 billion Niaira as loans for people intrested in farming.

What I will suggest the Federal Govt should do is -

1. Establish a Labor office( un-employement office ) in each of the 774 LG.

2. Staff it with a labor oficcer and about 4 staffs that will be paid by the Fed Govt.

3. Disburse the loan to the 774 LG equally. The Chairman and Labor officer would be both be the signatory to the funds

4. Every unemployed graduate in each of the LG govt will be recorded in an Orderly manner.

Monday all unemployed PHD holders.

Tuesday all Unemployed Masters Holders

Wednesday all un-employed Degree and HND holders

Thursday - all University drop outs and scondary school leavers

Friday - all primary school leavers, illetrates, old folks still capabable of working.

The loan would be disbursed from the those with the higest qualifiaction downwards. If no PHD holders it goes to master holders, if no master holders it goes to Degree holders. Degree Holders are a lot- Every degree holder will now right a thesis on what they will do with the money and how will they absorb other degree holders and how many other degree holders would their concept absorb. How many secondary school leavers leavers and primary school leavers would their idea absorb.

The degree holder with the best idea would be giving the money in installments as the project is executed and as fund is required.

The essence of this model is to acheive full employment which I beleive is acheivable, but we should not look at the big picture that is Nigeria as a whole but the small picture which constitute of 774 mini nations

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This would be so easy and achievable if the state govt will release the funds on time, and if people elect people that are capable into offices in the local govt.

However, i so much agree with you, we need the bottom up approach since the top to the bottom never worked.

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thanks

don Jazzie ! modified

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Pls Modify. . .

We have 774 local Governments in Nigeria.

Thank you.

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