OVER 400 COMMUNITY LIAISON OFFICERS APPOINTED IN ENUGU STATE
The Enugu State Governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has approved Community Liaison Officers to serve as link between government and communities in the state.
Chief Ugwuanyi said the appointment of the four hundred and fifty eight Liaison Officers was in fulfillment of his promise to promote participatory democracy at all levels of governance.
He stated that the officers were drawn each from the four hundred and fifty eight autonomous communities in the state and would promote his administration’s policy of inclusiveness.
The Governor advised the Liaison officers to discharge their duties effectively as well as to be submissive to their traditional rulers.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Chieftaincy Matters, Mr Emeka Okeke described the event as historic.
In a remark, the Chairman of Enugu State Traditional Rulers Council, Igwe Lawrence Agubuzu noted that the event had marked the beginning of a special covenant between the Governor and the traditional institution in the state.
Igwe Agbuzu stated that the Governor had by that move, shown that traditional rulers were integral part of his administration.
The traditional rulers were given the privilege of nominating the Liaison officers from their communities.