Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State said the desire to make local government system responsive to service delivery accounted for the delay in conducting council polls in the state.
Ugwuanyi disclosed this on Monday in Enugu during the 2017 Democracy Day celebration at the Michael Okpara Square.
He said that the local government system had noticeable lapses which needed to be addressed, adding that he set out to address such challenges on assumption of office.
The governor said that stakeholders in the state met on Nov. 28, 2015 to assess the problems of local government administration in the state.
“To make the local government system more effective, we set up the Local Government Audit and other Reforms Committee to look into the problems of local government administration and management.
“This effort to reposition the system accounted for the…
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