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Stop governors from eroding powers of LGs – NNPP chieftain, Oguntoyinbo tells FG, NASS

A chieftain of New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, in Ogun State, Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo has urged the federal government to grant autonomy to local government.

He noted that this was necessary in order to allow them function effectively.

The 2023 gubernatorial candidate of NNPP in Ogun State noted that local government autonomy would not only strengthen Nigeria’s democracy but stabilise its existence.

He enjoined the National Assembly and the Federal Government to ensure that full autonomy is given to the local government.

The NNPP chieftain in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Saturday, added that it is undemocratic for the state governments to continue eroding the powers and functions of local government with the introduction of a caretaker administrative system.

He said, “Local government is the closest to the rural dwellers and the only way to make those inhabitants enjoy the dividends and goodies of democracy is by giving autonomy to local government.

“It is undemocratic for State governments in the country to continue eroding the powers and functions of Local Government with the introduction of a caretaker administrative system.

“Its introduction in a full democratic setting is an aberration to the system of government the country is operating.

“The Federal System of Government in the country gave room for federal, state and local governments to remain and exist in their own jurisdiction but it amazes me that local government’s powers and functions have been taken over by many state governments.”

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