MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, CHIEFTAINCY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Basically to oversee the affairs of the Local Government Councils with a view to ensuring that they perform their constitutional functions, efficiently and effectively. Equally, the Ministry ensures the co-ordination as well as the implementation of State Government Policies as they affect Local Government Councils.
To have in place a well co-coordinated and viable system of Local Government based on a democratic culture of transparency, probity accountability and efficient management of resources.
Ensure Social, Economic and Rural Transformation in the near future.
PERMANENT SECRETARY: ALHAJI GARBA MUHAMMAD AUYO.
1. DIRECTOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE::
2. DIRECTOR: DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT INSPECTION:
3. DIRECTOR: AGRICULTURAL SERVICE DEPARTMENT:
4. DIRECTOR: PRIMARY HEALTH CARE DEPARTMENT:
5. DIRECTOR: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:
6. DIRECTOR: PLANNING, RESEARCH AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT:
7. DIRECTOR: PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:
DEPARTMENTS & FUNCTIONS
(1) ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE:
(i) Responsible for the general administration of the Ministry.
(ii) Co-ordinates all personnel matters, such as recruitment, promotion and discipline of staff of the Ministry.
(iii) Liaise with Local Government Service Commission in the recruitment, promotion and discipline of Local Government staff.
(iv) Initiation of action on employee's welfare, vacation leaves, etc.
(v) Co-ordinates activities of all the departments in the Ministry.
(vi) Responsible for effective management of finances of the Ministry.
(vii) Preparation/co-ordination of Budget Estimates.
(viii) Advise the Ministry on all administrative and financial matters.
(ix) Responsible for safe-keeping of all financial, personnel and other relevant records.
(2) DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT INSPECTION:
(i) Co-ordination of Local Government functions/activities.
(ii) Verification of Local Government Books of Accounts and Payment Vouchers.
(iii) Disbursement of Development Funds to Local Government Councils.
(iv) Verification of Local Governments staff monthly salaries and allowances, payment vouchers and forwarding of same to Salary and Pension Administration.
(v) Processing of Local Governments Security and Peace Committees minutes of meeting.
(vi) Processing of Handing/Taking Over notes prepared by transferred/posted Local Government top functionaries.
(vii) Processing/verification of submissions made by Local Governments in respect of outstanding liabilities owed to contractors and payment of the same.
(viii) Convey approval to Local Governments for the execution of developmental projects.
(ix) Inspection of Developmental Projects executed by Local Governments through our Zonal Officers. This is aimed at ensuring that, projects are executed in accordance with specification.
(x) Processing of returns on Revenue and Expenditure.
(xi) Processing of monthly Statement of Accounts
(xii) Processing of Annual Accounts of the 27 Local Government Councils.
(xiii) Processing Council Minutes of Meeting of both Legislative/Executive Arms of the Local Government Councils.
(xiv) Receive and processes Board of Survey report of unserviceable vehicles/plants and forward same to Auditor General, Local Government Audit.
(3) AGRICULTURAL SERVICE DEPARTMENT:
(i) Advises the Ministry on all matters relating to agricultural issues.
(ii) Liaise with Ministry of Agriculture in the distribution of fertilizer to the 27 Local Government Councils in the state.
(iii) Co-ordinates all international, national and state agricultural assisted programmes; such as Fadama I, II and III, IFAD, CBARDP, etc.
(iv) Co-ordinates activities of Committees such as Farmer/Pastoralist, Road-side Tree Planting, Grazing Lands/Reserves, etc in respect of the Local Government Councils.
(v) Liaise with Ministry of Agriculture in the periodic vaccination of animals in the 27 Local Government Councils.
(vi) Liaises with Kumadugu-Yobe Basin/Wetland Development Initiative (KYB/WDI) in cleaning typer grass/weeds along Hadejia-Jama'are Water ways in the 12 affected Local Government Councils.
(vii) Linkage between the Ministry of Agriculture and the Local Government Councils on all agricultural issues.
(4) PRIMARY HEALTH CARE DEPARTMENT:
(i) Recommends for recruitment of various cadres of health personnel at Local Government Councils.
(ii) Oversees/co-ordinates the activities performed by Local Government Councils Health Departments.
(iii) Linkage between the Ministry and Local Government Councils on matters relating to health both curative and preventive.
(iv) Supports/Supervises Government special programmes in collaboration with donor agencies on health matters, like HIV/AIDS (JISACA), Malaria Control (SMOH), Oncho Control (SMOH, Vision 2020), UNICEF Supported etc.
(v) Liaises/ between the Ministry and State Ministry of Health in health issues as a stakeholder.
(vi) Represents the Ministry in the Health Sector Reform forum.
(vii) Represents the Ministry in the Health Planning Steering Committee.
(viii) Represents the Ministry in Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of supplemented immunizations as well as supports the Mobilization of resources.
(ix) Member of the Gunduma Governing Board.
(x) Organ of inter sectoral collaboration for the Ministry in health matters.
(5) SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.
(i) Advises the Ministry's Chief Executive (Commissioner) on all matters pertaining to Social Development issues.
(ii) Coordinates all social development programmes and activities in all the 27 Local Government Areas in the State.
(iii) Linkage/mediator between other Ministries, Parastatals etc and the 27 Local Government Areas in terms of any programme or activity which has direct bearing with social development issues.
(iv) Supervises and monitors all social development programmes and activities in the 27 Local Government Areas.
(v) Collates and Compiles monthly and annual reports of Social and Community Development Departments of the 27 Local Government Areas.
(6) PLANNING, RESEARCH AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT:
(i) Co-ordinates the preparation and implementation of Annual Budgets of the Local Government Councils.
(ii) Formulates plans and policies as well as devising methods for periodic reviews and examination of all such plans and policies of sectoral and sub-sectoral levels. These include among others the preparation of medium term development plans and other policy documents such as LEEDS, i.e. (Local Government Economic Empowerment Development Strategies).
(iii) Enforcing the concept of "Due Process" in the Local Government affairs, especially as it relates to contract procedures for projects and procurement.
(iv) Constant collection and processing of data and statistics relating to socio-economic planning in Local Governments.
(v) Management of information resources as they affect Local Government Councils (Data Bank, Computer Services and Library).
(vi) Responsible for project/programme development, monitoring and evaluation in the overall socio-economic planning and development of Local Governments.
(7) PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:
(a) Coordinating all Technical activities related with other Governmental Agencies.
(b) Making all departmental correspondence with 27 Local Government Councils on behalf of the Ministry.
(c) Taking charge of all Technical services of the Ministry and supervising the 27 Local Government Councils capital projects, these includes the following:-
(i) Building, construction and maintenance works of the Ministry.
(ii) Mechanical/Electrical maintenance pertaining to vehicles, power generating machines and all Electrical Appliances at the Ministry.
(iii) Road designs and quantification for 27 Local Governments Capital projects.
(iv) Capital project designs and quantification of Bridges, Drainages and Culverts in all the 27 Local Governments, these include supervision of project execution.
(v) Designing/setting out of plans of residential, Commercial and Industrial Layouts, in the 27 Local Governments.
(vi) Estimating/setting out of Electrical projects, including supervision of execution of capital works.
(vii) Estimating/setting out of water projects which include, Hand pumps, boreholes, water bone system and open well in the 27 Local Government Areas.
(viii) Monitoring/Evaluation of progress of the approved capital project in all the 27 Local Government Areas.
(ix) Signing of certificates of assessed projects in progress for subsequent pay in all the 27 Local Government Areas.
(xi) Vetting and advice of estimate bill of quantities prepared by the Local Government works department.
MINISTRY FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT,