Sen. Abdullahi Gumel, Chairman Senate Committee on States and Local Government Administration, has expressed optimism that Local Government autonomy will scale through in the ongoing Constitution Amendment process.
Gumel who made this known in an interview with the Newsmen on Sunday, said the cooperation enjoyed from the speakers of state assemblies in the constitution amendment retreat was a sign that local government autonomy would not fail this time.
According to him, the benefits that accrue to the establishment of local government autonomy are enormous, adding that it would go a long way in bringing government closer to the people.
“All Speakers of state houses of assembly and all majority leaders of state houses of assembly were in attendance at the Constitution Review Retreat and we voted in favour of local government autonomy,” he said.
The chairman blamed state…
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