ENSURING ACTIVE CITIZENS’ PARTICIPATION IN TALATA MAFARA LG, ZAMFARA STATE

“O God of creation, direct our noble cause. Guide our leaders right; Help our youth the truth to know.”
2nd Stanza of Nigeria’s National Anthem

March 14, 2021 | 1st Maru LG Town Hall Meeting | Maru Local Government Council Chamber

Special Guests: Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Mafara, Director of Socials., Talata Mafara LG

Lukman Lawali Danbuzu, Coun

Zulkifilu Ahmad, Citizen Journalist Talata Mafara

The 1st #MyLG Talata Marafa local government town hall meeting themed, ”Ensuring Active Citizens participation in Local Governance”, was graced by esteemed members of the community including traditional rulers, representatives of the Talata Marafa local government, representatives of commercial and political organizations, civil servants, and many other stakeholders in the local Government tier.

The meeting aimed at educating participants about the importance of active citizens’ participation in governance, the role of civil and commercial organizations as well as the local government in community development.

At the end of the meeting, participants agreed to ensure that LGA budget is always a true representation of the people’s development needs and that all sections of the society must be well represented by the local government. Further resolutions included full transparency in the handling of local government funds in terms of the declaration and allocations of grants received and calls for the continuity of the #MyLG project in the smaller communities around Talata Marafa local government.

There were 97 participants – 70 men & 27 women.

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