The House of Reps believes that the law on the removal of LG is the level of government

The House of Reps believes that the law on the removal of LG is the level of government
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila

Written by Innocent Anaba

The House of Representatives is considering a bill to remove local government as a constitutionally recognized and funded level of government in Nigeria.

Under the auspices of Mr. Solomon Bob (PDP, Rijeka), the Bill was read for the first time on November 24, and soon for a second reading.

According to his explanatory memorandum, “The draft law seeks to remove local self-government as the level of government in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and entrust their creation, powers and funding exclusively to the houses of parliament in accordance with the principle and practice of true federalism. Nigeria. “

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Speaking when contacted, Bob said: “The bill will go a long way towards fixing many centripetal anomalies in the 1999 Constitution.”

He said that “the federal constitution shows the division of power only between two levels of government – that is, the federal states and the central government.”

A member of the House of Representatives added that local governments “are usually babies of federal states who are free to create as much as they can fund based on their development goals or needs, and they are not, nor should they be, subject to federal legislation. “

He also said that the federal constitution that creates and lists local authorities “gives an atmosphere of immutability, because for obvious reasons new ones cannot be created realistically, while denying the necessary flexibility to initiate development and performance at that level.”

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