The new leadership of Association of Town Union (ASATU), Anambra State has called on various stakeholders to partner with the association for the overall development of communities in the State.
The Chairman of ASATU, Barr. Titus Nnabuike made the call during a courtesy visit to the Anambra State Local Government Service Commission (LGSC) board, Awka, the state capital.
He said ASATU’s collaboration with the LGSC would go a long way to impacting positively on the lives of the people of the state, particularly those at the grassroots.
He said, “Such areas of partnership include sensitization of the people at the grassroots about the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration exercise, employment opportunities for the unemployed, improved security, among others.”
Nnabuike praised Governor Willie Obiano’s developmental strides, especially in bringing government’s presence to all communities in the State through the Community Choose your Project Initiative and his sterling leadership in other areas of the economy.
Chairman LGSC, Awka, Dr. Sir Peter Egenti described community leadership as a collective responsibility, pledging the Commission’s readiness to collaborate with the town Union executive for the overall development of the State.
“As you are aware, the local government is the closest government to the rural communities. We’re happy to have a local government system in the state that has competent, educated and highly dedicated staff ready to take the system to greater height if given maximum support,” he added.
Also speaking, National Liason officer ASATU, Hon. Ikechukwu Okeke said the Local Government Service Commission represented equity and justice the Igbos were fighting for.
His stressed that agitations would be reduced once there was justice in governance.