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Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara has approved the establishment of a Local Government Stakeholders Committee to design new strategies for managing local government revenues due to dwindling federal allocation.
Ahmed announced the establishment of the committee on Monday during a meeting with chairmen of the 16 local governments and other stakeholders.

A statement signed by the Governor?s Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media and Communications, Dr. Muyideen Akorede, said labour leaders and officials of theMinistry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs attended the meeting.

It also said directors of personnel management and treasurers of the councils, Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Isiaka Gold, and Head of Service, Alhaji Zara Umar, attended the meeting.

The committee, headed by the State Accountant General was mandated to identify fresh strategies for managing and distributing local government revenue.

It said the directive was to ensure timely payment of local government workers and other obligations within the ambit of the law.

The committee, which has one week to submit its report, was also mandated to identify specific needs of each council as well as available resources in the councils.

Members of the committee include chairmen of the councils, and their directors of personnel management, treasurers, labour unions and representatives of the commission.