Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
LG autonomy sacrosanct, says Tambuwal

By News Express on 26/11/2014

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 3,153


Speaker of the  House of Representatives, Honourable Aminu Tambuwal, on Tuesday, said there was no going back on local government autonomy, adding there would be no more joint account between local and state governments.

Tambuwal also told the members of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) that all necessary steps towards ensuring that local governments get their allocations directly from the Federation Account had been taken.

The speaker stated this during the sixth quadrennial national delegates’ conference of the union, held at City Hall, in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital.

He said the action would enable the local governments, being the closest to the rural dwellers, to provide dividends of democracy to the people at the grassroots, through the provision of social amenities, especially in the rural communities.

Tambuwal, therefore, pointed out that, only the local governments with duly elected officials would receive grants from the Federation Account, adding that the National Assembly had also decided to leave oversight functions for the state houses of Assembly.

According to him, as representatives of the people, we are strengthening the institution of governance at the local levels, and not creating yet another Federation unit.

In his remarks, the Nasarawa State governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, also lent his voice to the autonomy for governments at the grassroots, saying it would ensure good governance at the local levels.

Earlier in his keynote address, the National President of NULGE, Comrade Ibrahim Abdulkadir, had told the gathering that, “what we have today is a caricature of local government system where all manners of experiments, political and administrative are carried out. We make bold to say that this has retarded the development of this nation.

“The union wishes to lend its voice to that of millions of Nigerians to call on the members of the states Houses of Assembly to be on the part of history and confirm the bill being transmitted to them by their colleagues at the National Assembly which is the aggregate will of Nigerian people,” he added. 

Adapted from Nigerian Tribune. Photo shows Speaker Tambuwal.

Source News Express

Posted 26/11/2014 07:13:46 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Peterside assures Rivers State voters of safety, wants...

Maina’s family exposes FG

The ASSAULT on Supreme Court, By Olusegun Adeniyi...

Amnesty students besiege Nigerian embassy in South Africa...

Herdsmen kill 1,878 in Benue in 3 years...

FG deploys special military squad to Kogi to...

Ajimobi plans to restructure Oyo civil service, tackle...

Hate Speech: FG orders crackdown on erring stations...

Blood on their hands?: Deportee from Lagos dies...

Trump era: What's in it for Africa?

Armsgate: We’ll recover all stolen public funds —Magu...

12 notorious cultists nabbed in Abuja

 

Latest News World Igbo Congress endorses Atiku/Peter Obi ticket •Says Obi a miracle worker Boko Haram may soon kill Leah Sharibu, health workers — Red Cross EFCC operatives trail Fayose Travel ban: We have not released any list — Presidency Forget 2019 Presidency, Save Lagos Group tells Buhari Wike declares support for Atiku 2019: PDP South East caucus, MASSOB okay Atiku/Obi ticket Falana to Buhari: Withdraw travel ban on 50 Nigerians ‘without any delay’ INEC under pressure to return Zakari to operations Amnesty office dismisses reports, says not owing graduands under scholarship at Benson Idahosa University Over 15 cultists denounce membership in Enugu Aba fuel explosion: Tension over fresh pipeline leakage

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (406,322 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (382,044 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (314,416 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (256,213 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (237,134 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (224,144 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (203,872 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (185,366 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (169,882 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (165,748 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (161,311 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (149,148 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (67) Business & Economy (3,679) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (945) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (558) Features (658) Global Business Monitor (304) International (2,529) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (145) News (39,613) Opinion (1,122) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,210) Religion (880) Sports (1,730) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

Zenith Zero Balance

NLNG Expression of Interest banner

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Fulham vs Arsenal 1-5 All Goals & Extended Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement