The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), has said it will embark on national strike, against the Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s Committee on Restructuring report, which advocated delisting of 774 local governments from the constitution as third tier of government.
Addressing journalists in Abuja, yesterday, NULGE National President, Ibrahim Khaleel, advised the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government to dump the report in a dustbin and avoid the waste of time, energy and resources.
He insisted that the recommendation was self-serving, mischievous and that it did not reflect the position of its members and Nigerians at large.
“If we are sincere on the issue of restructuring and devolution of power in Nigeria, power should, as a matter of urgency, devolve to the grassroots, that is, local governments, other than removing power from the federal and local government to the state government,” he said. Read more