By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
The newly Sworn-in Warri South Local Government Council Chairman, Hon Dr Michael Tidi has sworn-in members of the council’s legislative arm.
The swearing in was done on Monday as part of his first official duty.
He urged the newly elected councilors to repose the confidence of the electorates by making laws that would impact positively on the lives of the people.
“We solicit the cooperation of the 6th Assembly of the Legislative Arm for speedy consideration and passage of the Executive bills that will be sent to the house in no distant time, as they are partners in progress.
“The task of bringing the dividends of democracy to the doorsteps of the people of the council area starts with you the lawmakers and hence could not afford to fail.
“l join you the councilors in thanking the electorates for giving us the opportunity to serve, for Our emergence at the polls shows the level of trust our people have reposed in us and trust goes with responsibility.
“It behoves on the executive arm and the Legislative Arm to collaborate and work assiduously to provide the dividends of democracy for our people, hence we cannot afford excuses. I’m very cautious of the fact that we have three arms of government, the executive, the legislature and the judiciary and they are independent of each other,” he said.
Tidi who summarized the well thought out programmes of the administration in his 2nd term in office, said they will focus on the environment, Warri South LGA must stand out as the cleanest and neatest LGA in the state,
“We will ensure daily cleaning and clearing of our streets, major roads in Warri city and its environs.
“The peace and security of our people is of utmost importance to me, we will strengthened our working relationship with the leadership of our communities, the security agencies and the council for effective information gathering and crime prevention.
“The educational sector, youth empowerment and agriculture, we will place in the front burner. This will help to discourage the rural-urban drift.
“We will improve on our IGR, by way of extending our tax net and encouraging small and medium scale businesses to thrive.
“We must restore sanity on our roads, all forms of lawlessness on our roads will be checked, we will work with the security agencies to enforce our traffic laws.
“l thank party leaders, political leaders, constituents and the people of Warri South LGA for their warm support and show of love, l promise that my team will continue to work for a better and a prosperous Warri South LGA.”
The Chief Magistrate, Warri, Edoja Sowho swore-in in the councilors.