By Onozure Dania
WARRI—Chair-man, House Committee on Environment in Warri South Local Government Area, Legislative Arm, Delta State, Mr. Augustine Tete, has assured that he will improve on the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) profile of the council to avoid over-dependence on federal allocations if elected Chairman of the council in the forthcoming council elections in the state.
The lawmaker, who is the current councillor representing Ubeji Ward in the council’s Legislative Arm, gave the assurance in a chat with newsmen at his Ubeji, Warri country home.
Tete, a businessman-cum-politician, stated that it was time for the rural area of Warri South council to produce the next chairman, hence his suitability as one who represents a rural ward in Warri, which has not had the opportunity to occupy the chairmanship position since the creation of the LGA.
Promising to continue on the environmental sanitation legacy of the Mr. Matthew Edema administration in the council, the chairmanship hopeful, who is running on the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, platform, disclosed that his priorities will be peace and security, efficient service delivery, youth empowerment, agriculture, skills acquisition and care for the aged.
He affirmed his belief in party supremacy and pledged to always seek the wise counsel of party leaders in taking critical decisions so as to sustain the prevailing peace in the council.