The Vice Chairman, Ikorodu Local Government, Folashade Olabanji-Oba has emerged the Acting Chairman, National Association of Local Government Vice Chairmen of Nigeria.
Olabanji- Oba, also the National Public Relations Officer, South West Agenda for Asiwaju (SWAGA), a support group for presidential ambition of Sen. Bola Tinubu, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Lagos.
She commended the association and all members of the National Executive Committee for finding her worthy and pledged her loyalty to the association.
The Ikorodu LGA council boss said that she had piloted the affairs of the association before as the pioneer National Deputy Chairman.
Olabanji- Oba thanked the National Executive Committee of the association headed by its National Chairman, Mr Lawrence Onuchukwu, who had just taken a bow due to the expiration of his tenure in office as Vice Chairman of AMAC in the Federal Capital Territory.
She said: “Today, I have been given the mandate to again serve this great association in another higher capacity as the Acting National Chairman, due to tenure expiration of our National Chairman to fulfill the constitutional requirement.
“I wish to say with clear conscience that I have accepted this responsibility wholeheartedly
“I promise to build on the legacies of our outgoing National Chairman, Hon. Lawrence Onuchukw, who together with some of us have done everything possible to sustain this association from its formation to its present status as a pioneer National Chairman and my humble self as a pioneer National Deputy Chairman.”
According to her, the association has yet to acquire its financial stability due to the present economic status in the country.
Olabanji-Oba said: “This had affected many sectors, not leaving out the third tier of government which has given birth to us.
“What this means is that, for us to achieve our set goals and aspirations, there must be absolute commitment from all members.
“I hereby call on all of you to support me with your prayers, ideas and every other support that is required of us in order to take this noble association to an enviable greater height.”
She urged members to show high level of commitment in all the activities and functions of the association, while also exhibiting generosity in supporting programmes.
The acting chairman called for contributions and support for the association’s forthcoming national conference to make it a successful one.
“We shall build on the short comings and challenges encountered in the last convention in order to have a better one.
“With your usual maximum cooperation, we shall achieve all of these without stress.
“I am optimistic that history will always remember all of us for our various support and contributions towards the actualisation of this noble association,” she said.