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  • BREAKING: ALGON BOT Passes Vote of Confidence on Hon. Alabi Kolade's Leadership - August 18, 2021

    ALGON Media Team

    Arising from a two-hour meeting of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) presided over by the BOT Chairman, Hon. Odunayo Ategbero, the Trustees unanimously passed a Vote of Confidence on the leadership of the association’s National President, Hon. Kolade David Alabi. In a motion moved by the ALGON Chairman for Niger State, Hon. Ibrahim Bosso and seconded by Hon. Victor Ebonka of the Delta State ALGON, the BOT members applauded the leadership of Hon. Alabi as the National President for the civility, unity and peace he engendered in the Association. In the past few weeks, the Association’s National Headquarters located at 10, Zambezi Crescent in Maitama, Abuja has been under series of invasion by thugs led by one Hon. Abdullahi Maje, the Chairman of Suleja local government of Niger state claiming to have order of the court instating him as Chairman of Interim Management of ALGON. His attempts to take over the National Headquarters of the association have consistently been foiled by security agencies, leading to the meeting of the BOT affirming Hon. Alabi Kolade David as the authentic leader of ALGON after he won a re-election on March 24, 2021 at the ALGON General Assembly held in Abuja. The BOT also used the opportunity to address some concerns on vital National issues, including security, multiple taxation, among others. The ALGON National President appreciated the security developments so far in the country, some steps taken and successes recorded through both procurement of some critical equipment, manpower development and interagency collaboration between the Army, Navy, Air Force, the Police, Civil Defence, Customs, Immigration and others. The BOT of ALGON wish to add that success in winning the war on banditry, kidnapping, insurgents, Herder’s crisis, Killings, Armed robbery and so on should remain consistent until every nooks and crannies of villages, Councils, LGA’s and States are free from such vices. The BOT hereby call on Nigerians to continue to cooperate with the security agencies in intelligent gathering to guarantee effective synergy for maximum results. The BOT insists in ample safeguards of rule of law and will continue to uphold the constitution mandate of the Association. As conscience of the Association, the BOT is in total support for the present Leadership of Hon. Kolade David Alabi and urge Nigerians not to be distracted by lies and falsehood of few fifth columnists that do not mean well for the Association. Meanwhile, the ALGON Chairman for Kogi State has been removed as the ALGON Legal Adviser and has been replaced by the ALGON Chairman Delta State Chapter, a resolution released by the ALGON media office stated. On the issue of the National Anti-Multiple Taxation Scheme (NAMTAXS), and the National Transit Insurance Scheme (NATIS), the BOT and NEC unanimously agreed that the eradication of illegal road blocks, illegal multiple taxes, levies, fees, assaults, molestations, and sometimes untimely death on Nigerian roads must come to an end through the enforcement of extant laws as contained in the 4th schedule to the 1999 Constitution and in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s Economic Sustainability Programme (ESP). The meeting was well attended by a handful of members as others joined virtually in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.