Create A Harmonious Working Relationship With Your Chairmen – Prof. Esu To Council Vice Chairmen


The Deputy Governor, Professor Ivara Esu has advised the Vice Chairmen of Local Government to create a harmonious working relationship with their Chairmen to enable them to achieve predetermined results.

Professor Esu gave the advice when the Executive members of the Forum of Vice Chairmen of Local Government Councils paid him a Solidarity/Courtesy visit to him in Government House, Calabar.

He said the role of a Vice Chairman is supportive, cooperative and loyalty to his/her boss while learning the act of being a Vice Chairman through the application of patience., tolerance and humility.

The constitution did not define specifically the responsibilities of the Vice Chairman in Council adding that the roles and responsibilities of the vice is the prerogative of the Chairman, Prof Esu points out.

Continuing, Professor Esu thanked the leadership of the forum for their solidarity visit and expressed sadness over the incidence that took place in October where hoodlums in the guise of #EndSARS protesters looted and destroyed public and private properties in the Calabar metropolis and described it as “gross destruction” by the elements.

He expressed sympathy to some of the Local Government that suffered lose of properties in the incident and advised the Vice Chairmen and their chairmen to brace up to the challenge of Security of their councils to avoid a recurrence.

Speaking earlier, the Vice Chairman of Bekwara Local Government Council who doubles as the Chairman of the Forum, Mrs Linda Etako intimated that the visit was to show solidarity and pledge their unalloyed support to the State Governor on the vandalization and looting of properties in the State.

She maintained that the forum is behind him in all his policies to move the state forward.

Adding, the Vice Chairman of Bakassi Local Government Council and Legal Adviser to the forum, Mrs Lauretta Ita pointed out that the Vice Chairmen are very crucial in the administration of the council, saying that they are willing at all times to carryout any assignments as demanded by their bosses.

She appealed to the Governor to create an enabling environment for their Chairmen to carry them along in the administration of the Councils as this will enable them succeed on their Assignments.

Deputy Governor’s Press Unit


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