LG Autonomy: NULGE Holds Nationwide Rally, Monday


The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE)  will embark on a nationwide rally on Monday, August 21, to mobilise its members for local councils’ autonomy by the 36 state Houses of Assembly.
In a press statement last Wednesday by the Acting General Secretary of the Union, Comrade Chuks Aguonye, the union said that the mobilisation of its members would begin from Zamfara and Anambra States respectively on Monday, August 21 and end on Thursday September 14, 2017 in Sokoto State.
Aguonye stressed that the rally was being planned to put pressure on State Houses of Assembly, to join the National Assembly which has already voted for local governments autonomy to make the councils truly autonomous.
He said that the two chambers of the National Assembly have passed the bill for local governments autonomy and such bill has been transmitted to state Houses of Assembly as required by law.
The Labour  leader said that the leadership wanted to act fast this time around since the Eighth National Assembly has passed the local governments autonomy bill, recalling that the Seventh National Assembly attempted to amend the 1999 Constitution, which if passed on the Local Government autonomy bill, but it was stifled because it failed to get the two-thirds majority of the state Houses.
He added that state chapters of the union have been directed to mobilise their members for the rallies in their respective states even as the union leadership has set up monitoring committees to coordinate the rallies.