By: Joy Odor/Kaduna
The Kaduna State Team Leader of Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) Citizens Engagement Pillar, Mr. Abel Adejor has said that the struggle for autonomy at the local government areas in Nigeria should not be an affair for the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), the National Union of Teachers (NUT) or Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) but one that all Nigerians should champion in view of its benefits to the society.
He made this known to newsmen in his welcome address during the Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) Citizens Engagement Pillar one day Town Hall Meeting on Local Government Autonomy in Kaduna State, August 30th, 2018.
Mr. Adejor was of the opinion that development at the LGA is everyone’s affair as it impacts on health, and other key sectors in the grassroots, saying as such, it is important to look at the LGA autonomy bill, which the National Assembly has passed and sent to state Houses of Assembly.
According to him, the meeting is targeted at getting all stakeholders to lobby their representatives at the State Houses of Assembly which is expected that 24 out of 36 states will vote in favour of the bill so that the President can assent.
“LGA autonomy is not just an NLC or NULGE affair, but one that all Nigerians should champion in view of benefits that would come from all.
“Those who attended LEA schools in the past and now, he asked, is there any difference? Then public schools were the best unlike now that all have turned to private schools.
“We have 34 members in Kaduna House of Assembly and if we can impress all our representatives to support the bill, they will oblige” he charged.