By Nofisat Marindoti
The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the State of Osun, Dr. Ajibola Basiru, has explained the rationale behind the introduction of parliamentary system in the local governments by Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration.
He said the decision was to reposition the local councils for effective service delivery to the people at the grassroots.
Delivering a paper titled “Parliamentary System – An Overview of the Guidelines for Administration of the Local Government” in Osogbo, the state capital, Basiru said that Aregbesola’s administration has demonstrated commitment to the growth and development of the local government system in the state.
According to him, “the introduction of the parliamentary system of government is aimed at galvanizing the local government system in the state and reposition the councils for effective service delivery.
“It is therefore imperative to train the newly elected councillors and management staff of the councils on the nature and workings of the parliamentary system.”
The Attorney General also took time to explain the functions and responsibilities of the different arms and functionaries of government at the local level.
“In order to minimize the effects of the incipient strains and stresses associated with the introduction of a novel system, the State Government of Osun has developed a standard guideline for the administration of local government.
“Transfer of political power to local areas by involving the inhabitants in the provision of the basic needs in their respective community.” he added.