Ministry postpones local govt stakeholders’ conference


The Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs has postponed its upcoming conference for local government administration stakeholders due to “unforeseen circumstances”.

Mr Zaphaniah Jisalo, the Minister of Special Duties, announced this in a statement issued by Anastasia Ogbonna, Head of Press and Public Relations in the ministry, on Wednesday in Abuja.

Jisalo said a new date would be fixed and communicated to all concerned.

“The Annual Conference, which is usually for key stakeholders and government officials involved in local government administration, aims to address critical national issues, to extend effective governance to the grassroots level,” he wrote.

NAN reports that the ministry had earlier announced that the conference would be held from November 16 to 17 with the theme, ‘The Trajectory of Local Government Administration in Nigeria and the Institutional Challenges’.


The postponement may not be unconnected to the ongoing strike action by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress, TUC.

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