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Vote only candidates who support LG autonomy, NULGE boss tells workers

By Ibrahim Obansa, Lokoja
03 August 2022   |   2:52 am
The President, Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Ambali Olatunji, has urged his members to vote only leaders who support local council autonomy.

Deputy National Secretary, Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Ajewole Ayodele (Left); National President, NULGE, Ambali Olatunji and Jigawa State President, NULGE Abdulsalam Abubakar during a press briefing by the union in Abuja.

The President, Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Ambali Olatunji, has urged his members to vote only leaders who support local council autonomy.

Olatunji stated this, yesterday, at the 7th State Quadrennial Inauguration of the newly elected executive committee members to run the affairs of NULGE in Kogi State.

The NULGE president, who praised Kogi government for the passage of the LG Autonomy Bill, said only leaders ready to fix local council administration, which he said remains the fulcrum of nationhood, should be elected to public office.

According to him, Nigeria, which is on the brink of collapse, is no longer the country the citizens dreamt of.
The drift, he explained, is as a result of bad leadership.

His words: “The last four years under the present administration shows that the country has no one in charge, drifting with nobody in control. This is not the Muhammadu Buhari Nigerians voted.”

Urging Nigerians to pray and then elect credible leaders in 2023, Olatunji pointed out that “Buhari has failed to provide security for the nation.”

He lamented that the security situation in the country, disclosing that the Federal Capital Territory is now vulnerable to insurgents.

Calling on the Minister of Finance and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor to immediately resign from office, he described the exchange rate as a shame due to the alleged ineptitude of the financial managers.

The NULGE president called on the All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) presidential candidates to speak on local council autonomy, asserting that a vote for it means a vote for development.

He warned council workers in Kogi against misconduct, while wishing the new state executives well in the discharge of their duties.

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