Tinubu’s Administration Pledges Local Government Autonomy

Sen. George Akume, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has reaffirmed the Tinubu administration’s dedication to granting autonomy to Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Nigeria.
During a Ministerial Press Briefing in Abuja, marking President Bola Tinubu’s first year in office, Akume emphasized the administration’s commitment to upholding the rule of law and the constitution. He highlighted the President’s support for true fiscal federalism since taking office and assured that efforts to enhance local government autonomy would continue from where the previous administration left off.
Akume noted the National Assembly’s significant progress on this issue and acknowledged the previous administration’s executive orders aimed at strengthening local government independence. He assured that the current government would build on these foundations to further improve LGA autonomy.
“The present administration recognizes that LGAs are the closest tier of government to the grassroots,” Akume said, stressing the importance of prudent and efficient application of state funds for the benefit of the people.
He commended some state governors for their ‘People Oriented Projects’ and urged continued support for governors to ensure that the impacts of governance are felt at the local level.
Akume concluded by emphasizing that the goal of sharing the nation’s wealth is to enhance the welfare of the people and that both governors and legislators are crucial in ensuring effective local governance.
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