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LG Autonomy: NULGE president lauds Abiodun over bill passage

By Guardian Nigeria
11 September 2022   |   4:01 am
The President of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Ambali Olatunji, has commended Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, for supporting the development of local councils in the state, particularly the passage of the Local Government Autonomy Bill by the state House of Assembly.

National President, National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Olatunji Ambali (left); Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun and his Deputy; Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele  during a meeting with the union leadership at the Presidential Lodge….Abeokuta.<br />

The President of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Ambali Olatunji, has commended Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, for supporting the development of local councils in the state, particularly the passage of the Local Government Autonomy Bill by the state House of Assembly.

Ambali, in an interview shortly after he led members of the NULGE in the state on a visit to the governor in Abeokuta, declared that the union was happy with the governor.

He said that the present administration in the state was the first state in the southwest to pass the Local Government Autonomy Bill.

The NULGE president said that the governor during the meeting, promised to look at further strengthening the local councils in the state as it borders on internally generated revenue of the councils.

“If the governor had not consented, the House of Assembly wouldn’t have passed the Local Government Autonomy Bill. In fact, in the southwest, Ogun State happens to be the first that passed the bill.

“We wish the governor success, and we at the NULGE have directed that any state that passes local government autonomy should be supported by local council workers, we mean that.

“We have come to also reassure the governor that we are on the same page, we love him and we pray that God will continue to sustain him so that very soon, he will be the best in the country.

“On the issue of the internally generated revenue, the governor directed that a committee be set up with the view of releasing some to local councils to ensure that they become more functional,” Ambali stated.

While declaring that local council workers in the state would definitely support the second term ambition of Abiodun, the NULGE president said: “With God and with our support, we know that God will give him victory.”