Chairman of Dekina Local Government Area in Kogi State, Hon. Mohammed Ali has emerged as the pioneer Chairman of the Northern Council Chairmen Forum. The Forum is to focus on peer review mechanism.
The young politician has promised to live up to expectations and lead the Forum to enviable heights.
Hon. Mohammed Ali in a chat with The local meida after his election, Mohammed Ali said it has become imperative for council chairmen in the country to come together in order to graph a new course for development.
“It is time we charted a new course for grassroots development. Our people see us as the government they can touch. We have to touch their lives with human development programs. We have to improve the living standards of rural dwellers and the best way to achieve that is by sharing experiences. I am confident the Forum will lead to greater development”, Hon. Ali said.
In a related development, some Chairmen of Local Government Areas in Kogi State have continued to congratulate Hon. Mohammed Ali on his election as Chairman of Northern Council Chairmen Forum.
The Chairman of Ibaji Local Government Area, Hon. David Ina Ogu said Hon. Mohammed Ali possesses the qualities to lead the Forum to glory.
In his words, “Hon. Mohammed Ali is a young, vibrant and dynamic leader who possesses the needed qualities to lead the Forum of Northern Council Chairmen to glory”, he said. Hon. Ogu said the Chairmen are all behind him to make his tenure a success.
In the same vein, Hon. Umar Maigida Ibrahim, Bassa Local Government Council Chairman described Hon. Ali as “leader of leaders” who is “imbued with great qualities to ignite development and cooperation”.
Meanwhile, Hon. Mohammed Ali said the Forum under him will address the issues of poverty in Northern rural areas.
In an exclusive chat with local media, he said poverty and diseases remain the biggest challenges among rural dwellers and that the Forum of Northern Council Chairmen will stop at nothing in its resolve to improve rural life.
“We will look at ways of ameliorating poverty and also strive to get our children back to school. Education is the bedrock of development, so our Forum will do serious peer review to help improve the standard of basic education across the North. We are not oblivious of the challenges posed by the Almajiri menace. We have to make our young ones go up the ladder of development”, said Hon. Ali.