Lagos cancels Special Adviser status in LGA/LCDAs



LAGOS government has abolished the Special Adviser status in the 57 Local Government Area and Local Council Development Areas (LG/LCDAs) in the state. The changes were effected at a meeting of Executive Secretaries, Council Managers and other Stakeholders’ on the revised guidelines on administrative procedure.

State Head of Service, Folashade Jaji, said part of the reform included the change in the designation of Council Manager to Head of Administration, abolition of Special Advisers at the Local Government level and reduction of technical departments to two while the number of units is also pegged at five in each LCDA.

The new administrative procedure would change and maximise the returns on how the resources were being managed in the various councils and ensured community participation in the process.

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