Lagos - The Youths for Human Rights Protection and Transparency Initiative (YARPTI), a civil society organisation, has hailed plans by the new administration to enable the autonomy of local government.
It has been reported President Muhammadu Buhari has resolved to present to the Eighth National Assembly, an Executive Bill that will guarantee the autonomy of local government.
The bill was expected to be sent within the first six months of the current administration.
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"We strongly welcome this report and the overarching call for local government to be given autonomy," the Director of YARPTI, Kenneth Uwadi, stated.
He said currently, local government did not enjoy independence.
This is against the resolution of the 1979 Hague conference on local authorities which resolved that local communities should preserve their independent personality and existence to the extent that they wish to do so," said Uwadi.