Igalamela-Odolu Administrator Assures ICDA of Partnership

By Vincent Adaji.
The Chief Administrator of Igalamela-Odolu Local Government Area, Hon. Joseph Baron Okwoli has assured the members of the Igalamela Community Development Association (ICDA) of his administration’s readiness to partner with the association for the benefit of the people of the local government.
Baron made the pledge while receiving the newly elected executives of the ICDA who paid him a courtesy visit in his office at Ajaka.
The Administrator described the ICDA as the first organisation to visit him with concrete community development based issues and thanked them for exhibiting the highest level of sincerity and professionalism.
Earlier, the newly elected National Chairman of the ICDA, Comrade Inah Husseini Isaac stated that “the cardinal objective on which this body was found is to usher in peace and development in our community. To achieve this goal,  it is obvious that the association must relate with government at all levels.”
He further stressed that the present crop of executives have resolved not to mingled the affairs of the ICDA in partisan politics.
Comrade Inah however commended the administrator on the remarkable achievements recorded so far.  He noted the renovation of the office of the Chairman, payment of jamb registration fees, opening of rural roads, building of ultra-modern secretariat and renovation of the local government guess house among others as highly commendable.
He lamented the level of hardship faced by citizens living far away from Ajaka, the headquarters which has limited their participation in the ongoing continuous voters registration and the National ID card registration exercise.
The administrator of the local government in his response, assured the association that the local government was on top of the situation; adding that the local government was working with INEC and the National Identity Management Agency to ensure that all eligible persons are duly registered.
Hon. Baron also described the local government as ‘the eye of the state governor “, stressing that Igalamela/Odolu has benefited more than any other local government since the emergence of the present administration in the state.
He mentioned the return of peace and security, renovation of offices within the secretariat, building of an ultramodern  secretariat and renovation of the local government guest houses as some of the achievements recorded so far and called for synergy and partnership between the government and the ICDA to move the Local Government forward.
It would be recalled that the ICDA executives had earlier paid a similar visit to the paramount traditional ruler of the area, His Royal Highness,  The Etemahi Igalamela and Chairman Igalamela/Odolu Traditional Council,Chief Abel Etuh, Council, members and Gago’s from the entire Igalamela Gago areas for the purpose of familiarization and consultation on the developmental challenges of the area. The meeting reviewed current needs and challenges in the land, ranging from the negative impact of Fulani herdsmen activities on agricultural productivity and other salient issues affecting the region.