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NLC plans protest on local council autonomy

07 February 2013, 10:03

Oyo - The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in  Oyo State says it is planning a peaceful protest to press home the demand for autonomy for local governments.

The Oyo State NLC Chairman, Mr Bashiru Olarewaju,  told  the News Agency of  Nigeria (NAN)  in Ibadan that the issue of  autonomy for local councils must be addressed to justify the nation’s  claim  to  federalism.

NAN reports that the issue of autonomy and Joint Account Committee  had  been generating controversy between the second and third tiers of governments, with many state governments accused of diverting council funds.

Olarewaju, who said that a date would soon be fixed for the protest, noted that the action  became inevitable  to re-focus attention on  the issue.

“The National Assembly has  deliberated on the issue of  local government autonomy, but uptill now state governments are  working against the release of  the report,''  he said.

Olarewaju said  the protest was being organised by the NLC in conjunction with the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees.


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