The essence of the Local Government (LG) administration is to bring Government presence down to the people at the grassroots. Over time, there are unfortunate situations where the leadership of the various Local Governments desert their place of primary assignments and relocate to the various hotels in Owerri, while their core duties at the LGAs suffer.
To checkmate this therefore, the members of the Local Governments’ Interim Management Committee (IMC) must live in their Local Governments.
If for any reason so pressing or official they should come into Owerri, an approval must be secured from the office of the Special Adviser (SA) on Local Government affairs.
This directive that the IMC members must live in their various Local Governments should be taken very seriously.
Our local Governments are looking deserted and abandoned. Life must be injected into them.