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Local government employees suspend strike

30 July 2013, 11:04

Abuja - The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has suspended the strike against the senate, which recently voted against the autonomy of local government.

National President of the union, Shuaibu Oruma said NULGE suspended the action following the intervention of the Speaker of House of Representative.

Aminu Tambuwal, and some of the senators who voted in support of autonomy.

Oruma expressed hope that the joint sitting of the National Assembly will grant autonomy to local government when it meets to discuss amendments to the constitution.

He commended the House of Representatives for taking a “bold step” by voting for local government autonomy.

Civil society organisations believe giving autonomy to local governments in the country would promote more citizens’ participation in governance at the grassroots, particularly in the budgeting process for national development.

- CAJ News

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