NULGE storms Katsina Assembly, seeks LG autonomy

Senior officials of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) have visited the Katsina State House of Assembly in a rally to agitate for local council autonomy in the country.

The rally, which was attended by local and national members of the organisation was led by its President, Ibrahim Khalil.

Khalil told the Deputy Speaker of the House, Shehu Tafoki and other principal officers of the assembly that granting autonomy for local governments would end agitations for restructuring in the country.

He said the council areas, being the closest to the grassroots, deserve autonomy to keep people busy, especially the youths.

“When you give us autonomy, our people at the grassroots would be kept busy as you have given them, particularly the youths the platform to air and discuss their grievances.”

He said if their request was granted, the issue of agitations for restructuring would be a thing of the past.

“We are asking you to help us on the issue of councils autonomy, which we are sure will help President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to get all its development programnes for the grassroots.

“We are here because we are not comfortable because the government is completely disconnected from the people at the grassroots,” he said. 

Responding, Tafoki said the house would do the needful once the National Assembly passes the bill on local government autonomy to the state House of Assembly.



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