Brass—The Caretaker Chairman of Brass Local Government Council, Hon. Alabo Hanson has urged special advisers, council secretary, supervisory councilors, and members of the Brass Local Government Caretaker Committee to see their appointment as a call to duty to serve the people of the area.
Alabo who is popularly called Karika made the call during the inauguration ceremony of his team earlier today at the council secretariat in Twon Brass.
He told the new appointees that their patience, dedication, creative ideas, and unflinching loyalty are needed to archive the mandate that follows their appointment.
He re-echoed Governor Diri’s instruction that all newly appointed CTC members remain in their respective councils, maintaining that he is not ready to disobey the Bayelsa helmsman.
He therefore urged them to remain in their various wards to be closer to the people, adding that it is the only way the council can get firsthand information about the people which can be used to proffer solutions to their challenges.
He also pleaded with the council staff to be punctual and avoid absenteeism and any form of negligence of duty and warned that behaviours of such will not be tolerated.
His words: “I am aware that I cannot successfully run the affairs of Brass Local Government Council without a capable team. Hence our reason for being here today.
“More so, the Governor and our stakeholders believe in your capacity to represent your wards and play critical roles in this journey of making Brass LGA more secure and prosperous. Therefore, today’s inauguration marks the beginning of that journey I have been appointed to pilot.
“It is on this note that I implore you to see your appointment as a call to duty. You must know that for as long as you hold this position, we will need your time, your dedication, your patience, your creative ideas, and your unflinching loyalty to this great cause of uniting, securing, and empowering the entire Brass people.
“The Governor has urged us to remain in the council area and stop unnecessary trips to the state capital, Yenagoa. Let me state categorically that I am not ready to disobey that good directive that was made for our good.
“In like manner, I urge all CTC members to remain in your various wards to be closer to the people, as it’s the only way to know their challenges and proffer solutions. We need firsthand information to do the best for our people and we will be relying on your efforts.
“Let me use this medium to plead with all council staff to come early to work and remain in their respective duty posts. We will not condone late coming, absenteeism, or any form of negligence of duty.
“Both appointees and council staff must work in harmony for us to achieve our aim of developing Brass LGA. We must set aside grudges and misunderstandings as well as have confidence in our given abilities while being patient with one another.”
While he lauded Governor Diri for ensuring relative peace and unity in the state, the Brass council boss promised to replicate the same feat in the LGA.
Alabo, however, warned that “any individual, group or political party that tries to divide our people or foments trouble will face the full wrath of the law, regardless of his or her status, political affiliation or religion.”
He also assured that during his reign, the Brass council area will experience the dividends of democracy in line with the ‘noble vision of Governor Diri’ who he said will get massive support in Brass and other LGAs in the forthcoming election.
He further expressed gratitude to God, Governor Diri, and various stakeholders for making it possible for him to serve the people of Brass.