Ahead of its September 26-30, 2021 Trade Fair, Exhibition and Lecture programme, the leadership of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON has called on local governments across the country to ensure full and active participation at the event.
Titled, ‘Nigeria @ 60: ALGON Made-In-Nigeria Trade Fair and Lecture’ the programme seeks to reposition the local government as a major contributor to the growth of the economy and development of the nation at large, so as to minister to the needs of grassroots dwellers.
ALGON also stressed that the programme which is part of a year-long stretch of activities to celebrate the country’s 60th Independence anniversary as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari is a veritable platform for critical stakeholders to brainstorm on the need to fast-track and stimulate rural economic development at the grassroots level.
In a statement at the weekend, ALGON National President, Hon. Kolade Alabi commended Lagos and few other states who have demonstrated readiness to tap from this all-time opportunity at their disposal. He further called on all 36 State Governors to assist in supporting their LGAs towards participating in the event.
According to Hon Alabi, “This event which will be driven by a heightened agricultural and agro-allied industrial activity at that third tier of governance is designed to help reduce poverty and improve the standard of living through job creation is a platform for the local governments to showcase their relevance in the contemporary economic system in the country.
According to the National President, “Honourable members, as a matter of urgency, I humbly request you to intensify efforts to encourage the ALGON family to graciously participate in this noble project.
“I make a further appeal that we help not only to mobilize but also ensure that the State Chapters immediately register to enable us to hit the ground running.
“It is gratifying to inform you that so far, Lagos State and few others have made substantial compliance ahead of this programme through financial commitment, massive mobilisation and sensitisation.