Fidelity bank banner Camano banner
NULGE protests, demands autonomy for LGAs

By News Express on 16/03/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,117


The Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) says it has commenced a nationwide rally demanding full autonomy for the local government areas in the country.

Ibrahim Khaleel, the NULGE National President, stated this on Wednesday while addressing members of the union at the commencement of the North- Central Zone of the rally in Lafia.

According to him, the rally is necessitated by the resolve of the union to ensure that it saves the entire local government areas (LGAs) in the country from total collapse.

“We are here today because of the terrible situation the LGAs in the country are facing due to the activities of all the 36 state governors.

“Lack of autonomy has milked the resources of the LGAs to the extent that salaries of workers, paid in percentages, are not being paid as at when due.”

Khaleel further said that the union could not continue to pretend that all was well with its members, hence the need for the rally to let the world know their grievances.

He listed some of the demands of the union as, payment of constitutional 10 per cent internally generated revenue to LGAs and stoppage of unconstitutional deductions and diversion of such to whatever projects by governors

Others he further said were consideration of primary school teachers’ salaries on first line charge from the Federal Allocation Account Committee and the abolition of all State Independent Electoral Commission.

“Others are the recognition of LGA as the third tier of government and the implementation of the Supreme Court judgment on the conduct of local government election.”

The NULGE) national president had in December 2016 in Abuja commended the Supreme Court judgment which nullified the laws empowering state governors to sack elected local government officials and replace them with caretaker committee members.

He said that the judgment would deepen the democratic process, especially at the grassroots.

Khaleel also said that NULGE was not happy about the nonchalant attitude of the state governors over the welfare of workers.

He said that the union decided to hold the rally in all the six Geo-political zones of the country with the grand finale by the end of April in Abuja.

Earlier, Abubakar Ibrahim, Nasarawa State Chairman of NULGE, said LGAs would only be able to surmount their challenges of percentage payment and lack of promotion among others when fully autonomous.

Receiving the union, Ibrahim Balarabe, Speaker, the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, said the assembly would support whatever efforts to ensure full autonomy of LGAs in the country.

Represented by Godiya Agwashiki, the Deputy Speaker, Ibrahim promised to solicit the support of sister members from other states for the campaign toward the autonomy of the councils.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the rally had in attendance LGA workers from Plateau, Nasarawa, Benue, Niger, Kogi, Kwara and the FCT. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 16/03/2017 12:35:34 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON IN ARASE

Bloodshed averted over rumoured arrest of notorious criminal...

France to fine Google, Apple

16 perish in Jigawa flood

Activist wants UK, US courts to accelerate cases...

Stranded Dream Team to arrive Brazil hours before...

Dawn of a new era as Nigeria embraces...

El-Rufai dissolves Kaduna State Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO)...

Why we introduced new admission policy —JAMB Registrar...

Group tasks Buhari on tenured appointments

Osinbajo roots for free, fair elections

Biafra and Lagos: 50 years after, By Olusegun...

 

Latest News Ohanaeze set to host Afenifere, Arewa, PANDEF at Igbo Day celebration 2019 elections: APC, PDP disagree over readiness Ndume begs colleagues not to boycott 2019 Budget presentation Temple food kills two children, 9 others PDP rejects INEC plan to create poling centres in IDP camps Kaduna APC Primary: Aspirant alleges threat to life Umahi sacks Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation Board Chairman Insurgency: Buhari, other Lake Chad Basin leaders meet in Abuja Development partners facilitate science-policy interaction in West Africa Tragedy hits Nigerian football as star defender Dominic Dukku slumps and dies before match Okowa mourns Delta CJ’s wife, urges Nigerians to live impactful life Defence Minister charges War College participants to remain apolitical

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (430,514 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (395,246 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (328,094 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (282,106 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (248,145 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (229,422 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (212,348 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (193,527 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (179,974 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (170,669 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (167,399 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (153,862 views)

 

CBN banner Zenith Zero Balance First Bank chat banking

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (76) Business & Economy (3,883) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (974) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (575) Features (679) Global Business Monitor (313) International (2,830) Interview (167) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (147) Maggie's Blog (74) News (41,462) Opinion (1,153) Pidgin (13) Politics (8,183) Religion (916) Sports (1,822) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera