NULGE urges FG to support Local Government Autonomy

NULGE urges FG to support Local Government Autonomy

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to back his promises with action on local government autonomy.

NULGE also demanded constitution amendment, saying it was required “to achieve the desired autonomy for local governments and free them from the apron of state governors, who see and treat local government as an extension of their state.” Since President Buhari was sworn in on May 29, 2015, he had, at several fora, promised to ensure the autonomy of councils as the third tier of government.

During the visit of the leadership of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), last week, Buhari said his administration would support a constitution amendment to free local governments from the stranglehold of states. Read more

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