Local Government System Dead, Cause Of Insecurity – Yobe NULGE Demands Autonomy

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By HASSAN JIRGI Damaturu

The Nigerian Union of local government employees (NULGE) Nanger Local government branch yobe state, has begun its rally demanding for local government autonomy in the country.

The rally started on Thursday in Nangere local government area of the state.

Chairman of NULGE Nangare LG Branch, Comrade Umar Inusa, while addressing the communities at the township in the Nangere, said the protest become necessary because the only language the government understands was that protest.

“We are demanding for scrapping of the joint account committee, an and to illegal deductions from local governments, allocations, adherence to fourth schedule on Local Government in respect of revenue sources, among others things.”

Members gathered at the entrance of Local government secretariat with banners and placards containing different inscriptions.

According to him Autonomy will result to massive food production in our communities to enjoys its full Autonomy

“All of us could recall that the issue of autonomy and independence for these three arms of government to operate independently has been an issue in Nigeria. And that has led to a lot of challenges.

“I can say as a matter of fact, that because the local government system is not working, that is why the security architecture of Nigeria today has collapsed,” he said.

He said Autonomy of Local government will guarantee full security of our communities will stimulate the economy of grass roots communities.

He added that adopting autonomy for local governments will be in the interest of promoting democracy.

“If we destroy democracy at the local government level, will strengthen democracy at the grassroots level, abolish JAAC and credit local government funds directly from federal account.

“That is why we have taken it as a major campaign to every nook and cranny that every politician, be it chairman of a local government, be it members of the state assembly, must endorse this bill on the autonomy of the local governments,” he further said.

He urge federal government to allow INEC to conduct local government elections, all Local government will provide employment opportunities for our youths and assistants.

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