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NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by DAVECENA(m): 4:35am On Dec 01, 2016
THE National Assembly is set to grant financial autonomy to local government councils and state Houses of Assembly to reduce alleged influence of governors in their financial management.

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, dropped the hint, yesterday, in an interview with newsmen in Abuja.

He reiterated the resolve of the National Assembly to grant financial autonomy to the 774 local government councils in the country.

Dogara noted that lack of elections at the local government level were crippling democracy and denying the much needed development at the third tier of government.

Dogara said the House under his leadership, was in the process of granting financial autonomy to 36 State Houses of Assembly.

He decried a situation where governors had constituted themselves as middlemen that continuously hijacked funds meant for the councils in the name of joint account, describing the arrangement as “evil”.

Dogara described the existence of caretaker committees manning the affairs of the local government councils in some states as an aberration and illegality which must stop.

He revealed that new clauses might be introduced in the constitutional amendment bill that would not only outlaw caretaker committees but also stop allocation of funds from the federation account to local governments with no democratically elected councils.

As a step to end the alleged illegality perpetrated by state governments, the speaker disclosed that the parliament would consider abolishing States Independent Electoral Commissions, SIECs, and empower the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to take over their functions.

source:

www.vanguardngr.com/2016/12/nass-wants-financial-autonomy-lgas-state-assemblies/

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Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by DAVECENA(m): 4:36am On Dec 01, 2016
Most LGA's tend to owe salaries due to the overbearing influence of the presiding governor. Inasmuch as I've never agreed on any issue partaining to NASS,I must say kudos to them on this one.

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Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by dingbang(m): 4:42am On Dec 01, 2016
Even if the Nass grants autonomy to the local govt, there will still be loopholes.

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Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by Blue3k(m): 4:44am On Dec 01, 2016
Welcome development Lagos pioneerING common sense. State governments should focus on regulations on state level let elected city leaders Handle the work on the ground level. The funds are less prone to waste that way and the uneven development of states across nation maybe attributed to this phenomenon.

Example how governor Rochas had to much focus on Owerri as Imo citezens complain about.

dingbang:
Even if the Nass grants autonomy to the local govt, there will still be loopholes.

There's always is. There's only a few ways cities operate within state with America. Cities have limited autonomy. The cites are only have authority give to them by their state government. See the Dillon rule.

I mention America because we should reinvent wheel let's just copy model that works and tweak later if issues arise.

Sorce: http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/resources/cities-101/city-powers/local-government-authority

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Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by Atiku2019: 4:48am On Dec 01, 2016
Cool cool
Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by modath(f): 5:05am On Dec 01, 2016
Their respective states governors will kill them... smiley

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Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by Jafar1: 6:09am On Dec 01, 2016
front seat
Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by Paperwhite(m): 6:17am On Dec 01, 2016
Let's see it happen.
Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by Paperwhite(m): 6:19am On Dec 01, 2016
How many times will this matter comes up & like this & what have been the end effect? State governors will arm twist this same NASS & kill the bill.Useless country with useless leaders.

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Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by Sunnymatey(m): 6:25am On Dec 01, 2016
Long overdue.

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Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by Eberelinks: 7:58am On Dec 01, 2016
Pls n pls, pass d bill today cos d governors fell as if we r begging them n if any governor who failed to conduct LGA election in his state ll b impeach by Nass not state house assembly cos they r stooge to governors. Pls don't disappoint us not tomorrow they said governors ll bribe u Nass with billions of dollars.

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Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by comradee1248: 8:12am On Dec 01, 2016
Eberelinks:
Pls n pls, pass d bill today cos d governors fell as if we r begging them n if any governor who failed to conduct LGA election in his state ll b impeach by Nass not state house assembly cos they r stooge to governors. Pls don't disappoint us not tomorrow they said governors ll bribe u Nass with billions of dollars.
this time around it will come to pass bro... this is the most important bill the 8 National Assembly will pass that will go down in history to be a game changer

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Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by herzern1(m): 9:09am On Dec 01, 2016
Local Government Council is another unchecked avenue for lootinq the nation dry.....

Autonomy will make them more radical....

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Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by tylermo: 9:10am On Dec 01, 2016
Eberelinks:
Pls n pls, pass d bill today cos d governors fell as if we r begging them n if any governor who failed to conduct LGA election in his state ll b impeach by Nass not state house assembly cos they r stooge to governors. Pls don't disappoint us not tomorrow they said governors ll bribe u Nass with billions of dollars.
The same old story
Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by NairaMaster1(m): 9:11am On Dec 01, 2016
State house of assembly/governors won't like this
Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by Blurryface(m): 9:11am On Dec 01, 2016
Another wild goose chase programmed to end in utter futility.
Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by virginboy1(m): 9:11am On Dec 01, 2016
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Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by proxitaly: 9:12am On Dec 01, 2016
I support that the local council have more power, spend more money and have more voice than the state and federal government. Let true democracy come please.


But na Nigeria be this na. Those greedy senators would never allow this.




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Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by Progressive01(m): 9:15am On Dec 01, 2016
Good move.

The mother of all hypocrisy is state government's quest for resource control while they stand firmly against anything that seeks to grant LGAs autonomy.

I hope this sails through

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Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by zabadii(m): 9:15am On Dec 01, 2016
in 6 years now the Oyo State government is yet to conduct LGA election. caretakers everywhere violating the rights and resources of the grassroots. APShit

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Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by gudnex22(m): 9:15am On Dec 01, 2016
I concur !!!
Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by sunkoye: 9:16am On Dec 01, 2016
some LG chairmen will be powerful ehn so teh....na only immunity for seperate them from a state gov

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Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by Jelomy: 9:16am On Dec 01, 2016
Long overdue... The State Government is ripping the LG off while the sHoA are like a rubber stamp to the governor angry

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Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by TheBlackGeneral(m): 9:16am On Dec 01, 2016
Imo state
Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by SillyMods: 9:16am On Dec 01, 2016
This is long overdue.

We can't say we're practicing democracy and not be seen to be doing so at the grassroots.

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Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by highwaist: 9:17am On Dec 01, 2016
They should abolished them.they are extension of corruption. They inflict more pains on masses,in the name of revenue generation.

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Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by Timoleon(m): 9:18am On Dec 01, 2016
Progressive01:
Good move.
The mother of all hypocrisy is state government's quest for resource control while they stand firmly against anything that seeks to grant LGAs autonomy.
I hope this sails through
this is obviously a joke taken too far by one journalist. It wont see the light of day, at least not now. Corruption no go let them gree.
Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by leofab(f): 9:19am On Dec 01, 2016
long overdue
Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by jbcul4ril(m): 9:19am On Dec 01, 2016
Governors don't want to see it happen that why it has been lingering.

We are the problem of ourselves in this country.
Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by armadeo(m): 9:20am On Dec 01, 2016
Na today

The governor's themselves are dictators. Before you know caretaker committees have been set up

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Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by faitheverest(f): 9:21am On Dec 01, 2016
Thank God
Re: NASS Wants Financial Autonomy For Lgas, State Assemblies by Blue3k(m): 9:26am On Dec 01, 2016
zabadii:
in 6 years now the Oyo State government is yet to conduct LGA election. caretakers everywhere violating the rights and resources of the grassroots. APShit

Why would he do that. I don't understand the motivation behind this. It doesn't cost cost much more to add a few pieces of paper with other choices. During presidential election in USA. We also voted on many other state and local issues.

In Texas we voted on Judges, state representatives, sherif, rail road commissioner, local Initiatives etc. No reason why Nigeria can't it be like that. It would be very simple.

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