Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has charged the newly elected chairmen of the 17 local government councils of the state to make prudent use of resources at their disposal.
Governor Buni gave the charge on Wednesday while swearing in the newly elected local government chairmen at the Government House, Damaturu.
He also tasked the new chairmen to work towards improving the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to in their areas to ensure that they can generate enough resources to provide services in the areas of healthcare, agriculture, education and provision of water.
Governor Mai Mala Buni also assured the newly elected local government chairmen that the state government will support them in any effort to improve the living condition of the people that elected them.
“I urge you to ensure value for money, and place public interest above personal interest in whatever official activities and make government work for the people,” the governor said.
On February 27, 2021, local government elections were held across Yobe state, including areas affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.