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Senate Urge Tinubu To Start Advocacy For Full LG Autonomy

The Senate has asked President Bola Tinubu to kick-start advocacy for full autonomy of local governments in the country to curb insecurity, rural-urban migration, decaying infrastructure, and widespread unemployment.

Senator Abba Moro recalled that over 17 states are currently operating a caretaker committee in the local government, creating an impasse in the administration of the LG.

The upper chamber also asked the President to convene a national dialogue involving governors, state legislators, local government officials, civil society organizations, and community leaders to discuss the road map toward achieving full local government autonomy.

Other lawmakers, who have described the local government as the most abused system, have equally called for an amendment to the 1999 constitution to catalyze such independence.

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