The Democracy and Good Governance unit has set up a good governance committee in Irepodun Local Government as part of the efforts of the organization in ensuring that citizens at the grassroots actively participate in governance towards the development of their communities and the state at large.
At a program titled Constituency Cultivation in Irepodun Local Government which was held at the Palace of Elerin of Erin –Osun, HRM, Oba Yussuf Omoloye Oyagbodun on the 24th of April, 2018, where over fifteen Community based Organisations representatives drawn across Irepodun Local government gathered to attend the most crucial gathering.
In his welcome address, the representative of Elerin Of Erin-Osun, Chief Mudasiru Adekunle Alabi: Baale Arowojobe, Erin-Osun thanked the organisation for chosen Erin-Osun to be the centre-point of this important program that will help in the development of the Local government Area. He also used the opportunity to call on the people of the community and beyond to see participation in governance as a means of engaging political office holders towards the development of the state.
The Program Officer, Democracy and Good Governance Department of JDPMC, Mr Festus Ojewumi in his presentation titled “Rising to your responsibilities in Governance”, spoke on the need for citizens to rise, participate actively and meaningfully in governance and desist from showing nonchalant attitude towards governance because power belongs to them. He supported his presentation by showing a video clip that revealed the importance of coming together as one in solving various community problems and how the citizens can properly channel their issues to the appropriate authorities for required attention.
At the end of the presentation, good governance committee for Irepodun LGA was set up that will be engaging various stakeholders on development issues for the development of various communities in Irepodun Local Government. This committee alongside with other local Government Good Governance committees shall formally be inaugurated at the state capital in the month of May, 2018.
Also Present at the event is the District Officer of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Erin-Osun, Mr Ojeniyi who also urge the gathering to use their knowledge and intellect for the development of their various communities for the betterment of all.