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Nasarawa Governor calls for complete overhaul of Local Government system

By News Express on 30/05/2016

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Gov Tanko Al-makura of Nasarawa State on Sunday called for the complete restructuring of the Local Government system to make it serve people at the grassroots.

Fielding questions from newsmen on Sunday in Lafia, the governor lamented that corruption at the third tier level did not allow people to reap the advantages envisaged in the arrangement.

He noted that over-staffing arising from the employment of ‘friends, family members and associates of those at the helm of affairs in local government councils, were responsible for some of the challenges in local government administration.

“You will discover that people, who had the opportunity of piloting the affairs of the local governments at one point or the other, turned it to a family affair.

“They do this by bringing in their families and friends as employees and when they leave office, these cronies remain in the system, thereby causing more problems to it,” he observed.

“As I speak to you now, last month’s (May, 2016) allocation to Local Governments Councils in the state is nothing to write home about.

“In fact, I am not sure any of the Councils can pay its workers more than 30 per cent of their entitlements.” (NAN)

•Photo shows Governor Al-Makura.

Source News Express

Posted 30/05/2016 04:48:14 AM





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