A new Interim Management Committee of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) consisting of 7 members was on Tuesday inaugurated in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
The Interim Management Committee headed by the newly elected President Abdullahi Maje, from Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State, will be at the helms of affairs of the association for the next six months.
The General Assembly, which is the highest decision organ of ALGON, had on May 30, during its extra-ordinary virtual meeting, resolved to set up the interim management committee.
It approved the constitution of the committee, because national leadership of the association had been in comatose and conflicts for the past eight months.
Other members of the IMC are: Ige Emmanuel- Deputy President from South West; Kingsley Innaji (South-East); Philip Okparaji (South-South); Jingi Rufai (North-East); Shehu Jaga (North-West) and Niyi Adeagbo as Public Relations Officer.
In his inaugural speech, Mr Maje, discloses that the committee’s mandate was to set up an ALGON Electoral Committee to conduct elections into the offices of president and National Executive Council.
He sought for the cooperation of the association’s permanent members and stakeholders to support the committee to reposition the association.
“I want to assure every member and stakeholders that we shall henceforth run ALGON in accordance with our Constitution and the Rules of Law.
“We will reposition the Secretariat as already reconstituted by the General Assembly by working with the management team effectively to deliver on our goal of steering a brand new ALGON that all will be proud of and brag about. Also we shall be committed and dedicated to the ideas of our founding fathers.” he said.