Why would anyone think of scrapping local governments?

IT was recently reported that the Green Chamber of the National Assembly wants to debate the scrapping of local government areas in Nigeria. Such bill is not for the common good of Nigerians. Local government is the closest government to the people. It is constitutionally recognized in the Constitutions of Nigeria including that of 1999 as amended. Its existence has brought development to the grassroots. If it is scrapped, the political landscape will be too choked to such extent that the negative effect of the action will be better imagined. To be candid, what we need is the creation of more local governments. And that is why the idea of Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) is welcomed by the people at the grassroots. Today, Lagos State people are enjoying more grassroots development due to the creation of LCDA in the state. In Oyo state they had similar experience during the late Senator Abiola Ajimobi’s administration. Local government should be given financial autonomy instead of scrapping it.

 

Adelani Olawuyi,

Oyo State

 

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