The president Nigerian union of local government employees comrade Ibrahim Khalil has attributed the high increase of poverty among average Nigerians to lack of absolute autonomy of local government administration who are very close to the people at the grass root.
Comrade Ibrahim Khalil disclose this while briefing journalists at Wudil town,in Wudil local government area of Kano state.
He said the global pandemic of covid 19 has drastically affected the development of local government administration which was a great set back to the development of the nation.
The NULGE chairman noted that the steps embarked by the state governor of rejecting the autonomy of local governments was unwise and causes serious challenge to the security of the nation.
“If local government administrations are handicapped financially, jobs apportunities for the teaming youths at local level would not be available at the local levels ,which lead to the mass trooping of youths to the urban centers,resulting to increase in the rate of crimes and other social vices.”
Comrade Ibrahim Khalil maitained that NULGE would not relent in the struggle of local government autonomy with aim of ensuring a better life for the general population of the Nation.
” I’m appealing to all well meaning Nigerians to join the struggle in a legitimate way ,so that we will crush down poverty among our youths and create more job apportunities to the teaming youths in Nigeria.
The NULGE boss the explained that the union was not fighting for local government autonomy for the benefit of the union,rather is for the benefit of the General populace.