The Adamawa state chapter of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has been called to support Local Government Autonomy for national and sustainable development.
The called was made Tuesday when the employees staged a rally demanding Local Government Autonomy, and the abolishment of joint account.
The Deputy Speaker Hon. Sunday Peters who received the protesters, commended the peaceful rally, stressing that he had to come and receive the protester despite been on recess because members of the state and national assembly are people representatives elected to serve the welfare and benefit of the people.
Peters gave the assurance that once the House receive a copy of the propose amendment bill they will act right.
“I am assuring you here that once we receive a copy of the amendment bill, we cannot hide, and we will invite you all for a public hearing” he stressed.
The deputy speaker also expressed concerned over the nonpayment of local government workers and promised to do something about it.
Earlier, the National President of NULGE, Comrade Ibrahim Khalil had lamented that the Local Governments have been relegated to the background completely since its functions were hijacked.
According to him, the Local Governments are the most critical, most strategic and closest to the people.
“Because of self contentedness of the Nigerian elites, no progress has been made to develop them (the LG)”, he said.
Towards this end he points out, there was need to liberate the Nigerian people by giving them the needed freedom.
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