Comrade Ahmad Sajoh, Commissioner for Information revealed this on an interactive session with Ganye traditional Council in Ganye local government area of the state.
He said that the partnership became necessary to archive the vision of the present administration of making sure all institutions are properly utilised to help the present administration have a vibrant working system.
He noted that the partnership with the traditional institution would ensure supervision of government activities within local communities.
He urged them to commence the supervision of primary school teachers, as well as health officers pointed within their domains.
He also assured them that henceforth, the government would only pay contractors at the authorization by the traditional leader within the contract location.
“The partnership between our traditional institution and the government is crucial as so many things have gone wrong as a result of negligence of the institution.”
“Government cannot monitor day to day activities of workers posted to local communities; therefore it is the responsibility of the traditional leaders to visit primary schools and even health facilities within their domains to report truancy and lack indolent to service.”
“Henceforth, we will no longer pay a contractor unless the traditional chief within which such contract is located clears the contractor for execution of the job.”
Alhaji Mohammed Doletebe, Sole Administrator of the local government commended the state government for the initiative.
He stressed the need to empower the traditional institution, adding that the synergy between local government and the institution would better drive the goals of the government.
He regretted paucity of funds in the local government to support traditional leaders with logistics.
In his responds, Alhaji Umaru Sandas, The Kindred head of Mbolo community said that the disconnection between the traditional institution and the local government has militated against impact of governance to the grassroots.
He described the relationship between political leaders and traditional leaders as unhealthy, nothing a seemingly supremacy battle between the two.
The interactive session was targeted at conveying the message about “Bindow for Social Change”, driven by the state Ministry for information.