Post on Sep 07, 2022

In continuation of his avowed determination to explore all development avenues to bring the Local Governments and Councils in Nigeria up to speed, with international development benchmark, the National President of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Hon. Kolade David Alabi has joined other high powered delegation, top Nigeria technocrats, development expert, multinationals and seasoned international investors to Rotherdarm, the Netherlands, on the sideline of the Africa Adaptation Summit Friends of GCA High-Level Dialogue for COP27.
The programme is a high profile global event centered on adaptation organized by the African Union, African Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, Africa Adaptation Initiative, and the Climate Vulnerable Forum.
The Africa Adaptation Summit is convened specifically to lay the foundation for an adaptation breakthrough for Africa at COP27 of which the ALGON National President, upon his recognition that Nigeria is among the frontline of a climate emergency which it did not create, has expressed optimism in leveraging the opportunity provided by the event to present the concerns and challenges of the local ecosystem with a view to finding solutions.
It will be recalled that available assessment report has highlighted Africa’s exposure to the impacts of climate shocks, which will affect millions of people across the continent of which Nigeria is a major risk zone given that these shocks are being compounded by indicators like food, fuel, and other fiscal crisis exacerbated by the Ukraine war, global hardship and the post multi-faceted impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
It is on records that expert has continued to emphasize the need of this Summit, saying that now is not the time to neglect climate action.
According to a statement issued by ALGON media Office, it is therefore anticipated that the Hon. Alabi led ALGON will optimize and leverage on this unique window to harness climate-resilient solutions quickly and at scale. Good enough Nigeria is at the center of this conversation with its critical stakeholders in attendance.
“It will also explore from the event how the adaptation summit will facilitate the generation of significant opportunities for job creation in the rural level, ensure increases in productivity for GDP growth and poverty reduction”, the statement added.
According to the ALGON National President, “The Summit is fundamental and has many transformational capacity for Nigeria and the African continent and that is why I considered it apt and prompt to ambush this opportunity for national gains.
“It is my hope that some investment opportunities in adapting to the hotter, harsher, and more unpredictable climate will be indispensable to unlocking our economic opportunities.
“What Nigeria needs, moving forward, is the persistent collaboration of the three Tiers of government, including the National Assembly to ensure rich legislation, political will and robust engagement that will affect meaningfully all sectors involved.
“I am optimist that Nigeria will move forward rapidly to embrace it’s own market share in resilient and green growth pathway by harnessing the powerful synergies between adaptation, growth, and development available”, he said.
The landmark ‘African COP’ at Sharm El-Sheikh, GCA, in collaboration with the African Union, African Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, Africa Adaptation Initiative, and the Climate Vulnerable Forum, is convening the Africa Adaptation Summit to lay the foundation for an adaptation breakthrough for Africa at COP27.
Many development expert have described the event as one which represents a historic opportunity for the global community to deliver on the Glasgow Climate Pact and the need to bridge the multibillion-dollar a year gap in adaptation finance for Africa and this excites Nigeria.
The media office noted that “ALGON under the leadership of Hon. Alabi is catalyzing new coalitions of partners and initiatives to accelerate action on the ground across Nigeria and Africa in line with the promise and campaign promise of its National President David Alabi upon his re-election.
The Summit assembled global leaders from across governments, international organizations, multilateral development banks, the private sector, mayors, civil society, youth leaders, and other stakeholders to raise the ambition on adaptation action for the continent.
The Summit will also provide an opportunity to catalyze new coalitions of partners and initiatives to accelerate action on the ground across Nigeria, which is a major player, and other Africa Countries thereby keeping up the momentum and elevating ambition on adaptation ahead of COP27”, the ALGON media office added.
The high level event has its Co-chair, as His Excellency Macky Sall, President of Senegal and Chairperson of the African Union Co-Chair, His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, who was the 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Co-Chair of the GCA Supervisory Board Co-Chair, His Excellency Feike Sijbesma, Honorary Chairman, Royal DSM, Co-Chairman of the GCA Supervisory Board.
Also in attendance, alongside the ALGON delegation led by Alabi Kolade David Alabi its National President, include, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana and Chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, His Excellency Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Pre-COP27 Host, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, Global Champion for the AAAP, His Excellency Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of Denmark, His Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Her Excellency Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, His Excellency Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, and Akinwumi Adesina, President of African Development Bank Group.
Others in attendance are His Excellency Alok Sharma, COP26 President, Leaders Roundtable, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director-General of the World Trade Organization; His Excellency Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development; His Excellency Werner Hoyer, President of European Investment Bank; His Excellency Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for Egypt and other notable leaders, heads of international organizations, Ministers, central bank governors, business leaders, mayors, civil society, and youth representatives.

Post on Sep 01, 2022

With an impressive attendance, Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, at press time played host to who is who in the leadership of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) from both National and State levels for the all important National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.
The meeting is coming some months after its last NEC meeting in Lagos, November 2021.
Addressing the NEC members, Board of Trustees (BOT) and Management of the Association in Lokoja, the ALGON National President, Hon. Kolade David Alabi welcomed the attendees who are represented various states from across the country and expressed happiness over the huge turnout at the meeting.
The meeting was a two-day strategic gathering with very robust deliberations on issues concerning the Association and national emergencies of which positions were taken via an anticipated communique at the end of the gathering.
Some project sites executed by the Kogi State ALGON, Courtesy call to the State Governor, His Excellency Yahaya Adoza Bello, and other project inspections at the Councils were mapped out on the sidelines of the NEC meeting.
It will be recalled that the Kolade David Alabi led Exco has for over a year now held ALGON NEC meetings in the country’s geopolitical zones, a critical decision which its highest body has supported and is yielding fruits in terms of reaching out to the grassroots in line with its slogan “service to the grassroots”.
The meeting also afforded attendees the golden opportunity to compare notes, identify with projects that are on-going as well as completed or commissioned projects in other areas and its cost components for better service delivery and accountability to the rural populace.
Other benefits of the zonal meetings, which members have affirmed, include the opportunity it provides in peace building and as a strong unifier for the heterogenous mix of the country as well as social engineering.
In attendance were 32 ALGON State Chairmen representing various LGAs and Councils of their respective states and also the Chief of Staff to the National President, Director General of ALGON, and other Management Staff of ALGON

Post on Jul 22, 2022

WHAT AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE IN THE SERVICE OF GOD AND HUMANITY IN ORU WEST LGA NAY IMO STATE AND NIGERIA.

Today, the 21st day of July 2022 is about the 839 days, or better still, 2 years, 3 months and 19 days to which the Government of Imo State under His Excellency, Most Distinguished Senator Hope Odidika Uzodinma (Onwa Ndi Imo) Graciously and through the instrumentality of God Almighty, gave me an audacious platform and space in Oru West Local Government Area, the State - Imo, and Nigeria, to explore and exploit the provided opportunities to render selfless services to God and Humanity.

It was an opportunity to test and prove my skills and abilities into showcasing my innate capacities to stimulate, activate and execute some of my burning desires to navigate the available opportunities into Humanitarian and societal benefits.

Though, faced with obvious distractions, but with trusts in God Almighty, I remained relatively resolute and steadfast to offer my services to my people of Oru West, Imo State and Nigeria.

As the Interim Management Committee Chairman of Oru-West Local Government Council and the Imo State Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), I did my best to coordinate the available opportunities to provide some dividends of democracy to the 10 INEC Wards of the Local Government Area, the 24 Autonomous Communities, as well as provide some Coordinated services to the State and of course, the National office of ALGON.

It was an interesting experience working with the entire Staff and Management of Oru West Council, my Distinguished Colleagues and Chairmen of the other 26 Local Government Councils of the State, my Media Team, the entire Leadership of National ALGON, my other colleagues from other States of the Federation.

It was a period of Laurels from various Institutions and Corporate bodies in recognition of my humble services to humanity.

In any case, I unreservedly dedicated all the Laurels and Awards, to His Excellency, The Governor of Imo State, Most Dist. Sen. Hope Uzodinma, who God used in facilitating the platforms and provided the enablements for these socio-political exploits.

I equally dedicated the Awards and Laurels to my Amiable wife- Chizzy, who doubles as my friend, my companion, my prayer warrior, my backbone and my gist mate, my jewels of inestimable values, for her consistent encouragements motivational and inspirational qualities that have petered me into my resilience and trudging capabilities.

I can not forget my entire 12 crew of Interim Management Committee members (my Councillors), the Ward Party Chairmen, Women and Youth Leaders, and my revered and respected 24 Traditional Rulers of the 24 Autonomous Communities of the Local Government Area, under the Leadership of His Royal Highness, Eze A.C Obih, Eze Udo of Mgbidi Ancient Kingdom, as the Chairman of Oru West Council of Traditional Rulers.

As the dissolution of the over 2 years old Interim Management Committee takes effect from today, it gives room for the State proposed much awaited Local Government Elections.

This development has opened up the windows for yet another opportunity for wider consultations, interface and interactions with our political family, Leaders and people of Oru West Local Government Area, to chat a course of qualitative and quantitative services and provision of more dividends of democracy to our people.

While we await the details, guidelines and the probable rules of engagement for the fast and forthcoming Imo State Independent Electoral Commission's (ISIEC) Local Government Elections, I wish us all a better and fruitful days ahead.....

May we live to testify the goodness of God in us...

While I still remain Yours Truly, Please accept the assurances of my esteemed regards.

Adm.Hon.Willie T.C Okolieogwo FCIA
Immediate Past Chairman
Oru West Lga/ALGON Imo State.

 

Post on Jul 18, 2022

On the 15th and 16th of July 2022, the Kogi State ALGON Chairman, Hon. (Dr.) Taufiq Isa entertained dignitaries from every works of life at the Traditional and Wedding Ceremony of his son at Ayetoro, Gbede in Ijumu LGA of kogi State.

The event witnessed as follows: the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, the National President of ALGON Hon. (Barr.) Alabi Kolade David, the Chairman BOT of ALGON, Hon. Odunayo Ategbero (Jp), the Secretary BOT ALGON, Dr. Bayo Ishola (Rtd), ALGON Chairman, Oyo State, Hon. Sikiru Sanda, ALGON Chairman, Kwara State, Hon. Shonibare Jide, ALGON Chairman, Ondo State, Hon. Augustine Oloruntogbe.

All Kogi State Excos, Royal Fathers and Captains of Industries were among others.

May God bless their union.

Post on Jun 14, 2022

… Makes Case For Better Future.


The National President of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Hon. Kolade David Alabi has, in his Democracy Day message, commended rural populace for their patience amidst all democratic experience, describing them as “the conscience of the Nigeria and the goose that lay the golden egg.”


The ALGON national leader said, “On behalf of the National Executive Council, the Board of Trustees BOT (Board of Trustees), Management and Staff of ALGON, I salute all Nigerians for yet another eventful commemoration of our 29 years of experience.


“Let me specifically appreciate all our constituents across the length and bredth of the Country for their resilience, confidence, hope and patience in all the long and ardours journey since 1993.
“Though we may have some reasons to celebrate looking back, it’s still a voyage.


“Let me use this opportunity to say that the rural dwellers are the conscience of the Nigeria and the goose that lay the golden egg with dreadful challenges which resonate within our communities and are like landmines to our development and growth.


“It is however important that hope should be rekindled as we continue to have faith in our Democracy. “We appreciate all that has continued to stand up for issues bothering on strengthening the Local Governments and Councils.
“We appreciate Mr President for his support to the development of the Councils”, he stated.


Hon. Alabi added that “ALGON appreciates the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), the National Assembly, State Assembly, the Defence and Security Organisation, Mass Media for their roles as ombudsman, many civil society, NGO’s and NULGE, Traditional institutions, Faith based organization, Women groups, Youths and the entire rural populace, we thank you all.


“I will conclude by encouraging all of us that there are sliver linings in the horizon which suggest better things ahead. We shall trust in God for better.


“ALGON will continue to canvass for a strong LGAs and Councils that will ensure that development of our Communities remains an all time priority and make our founding fathers proud because it will be an assault on the psyche of framers of Local Governments and Area Councils and as a tier of government and one that is the closest to the masses of which we are supposed to remain hugely indebted to them all hence we shall all struggle and make sacrifices to see that the system enjoys freedom, unhindered access for more meaningful impact”, Hon. Alabi said.

Post on Apr 22, 2022

ALGON CHAIRMAN IMO STATE, HON WILLIE T. C. OKOLIEOGWO BAGS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FROM THE INSTITUTE OF OIL AND GAS RESEARCH AND HYDROCARBON STUDIES AS THE INSTITUTE HELD THIS YEAR COMMONWEALTH OIL AND GAS INDUCTION PROGRAMME IN ABUJA ON THE 22ND OF APRIL, 2022.

Post on Apr 08, 2022

CORPORATE COMMUNICATION: Signing of MOU by ALGON with Boost Communications to chart a new course on rural penetration took place on Wednesday 16th June 2021. Leading the august delegation is the National President of ALGON Hon Alabi Kolade David ably represented by Hon. Shehu Marshal Jega the Deputy National President. Others Include: The COS Hon Constantine Itiako Ikpokpo, D-G ALGON, Hajiya Binta Adamu Bello, Chairman BOT, Chief Odunayo Ategbero, ALGON National Treasurer Hon Maifata Muazu, Hon Ishola BOT Member, Hon Ozigi Director Finance and Accounts, Director Legal Services Barr. Mrs. Evan Enekwe, SNR Special Adviser to the N/P Chief Dimeji Lamu. The BOOST Communication MD and CEO ClearView TV Mr. Odion Bello and his Crew. D

Post on Apr 08, 2022

ALGON AND FEDERAL MINISTRY OF MINES AND STEEL DEVELOPMENT MEETS @ ALGON NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS AHEAD OF ITS PLANNED VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ON THURSDAY JULY 1ST 2021. In attendance are : The National President Hon. Alabi Kolade David ably represented by the Chief of Staff Hon. Itiako Ikpokpo, the DG ALGON Hajiya Binta Adamu Bello and the Hon Minister (state) Dr. Uche Ogah represented by the Chief of Staff Ekugi Kelechi, Ogunsakin Chinyere SA HMS and Anekwe Patrick Chinweuba TA HMS

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