Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has counseled the Federal Government for introducing monetary pointers for native authorities areas within the nation via the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).
The Federal Government had ordered that federal allocations to LGAs be disbursed directly to their respective bank accounts ranging from June 2019.
The union stated it might guarantee transparency and grassroots growth.
Comrade Bola Taiwo, the State Chairman of NULGE in Ondo State, said this throughout a media briefing on Monday in Akure.
Taiwo stated that the transfer was laudable as a result of native authorities autonomy had been a precedence of the union for lengthy.
“We are happy because this is a dream come true. We have been yearning and agitating for this because autonomy to local government areas has been our priority,” he stated.
According to him, the brand new pointers serve as a mechanism that can safeguard, defend and permit for transparency within the native authorities joint account administration.
“Joint account is a constitutional matter,” he stated.
He famous that the union would prepare and educate its members to look into actions of every native authorities in order that there wouldn’t be any violation of the rules.
“It is said that anybody that violates this rule will be dealt with and if there are violations the union must cry out immediately,” Taiwo stated.
He, subsequently, urged state governments working caretaker committees as directors to desist, saying such step was not a real illustration of the people on the grassroots.
“Election at native authorities space is one other situation that have to be taken critically by state governments.
“Setting up caretakers committees to man affairs of native council is one other technique of siphoning cash as a result of the committee members will not be elected however chosen by governors whom they’re accountable to.
“Therefore, all caretaker committees should be sacked,” he stated..
Taiwo additionally cautioned Ondo State Government to take assessment its plans of making native council growth areas, saying funds to maintain them is perhaps an amazing problem.
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