Granting of Local Council autonomy shouldn't be welcomed- Gov. Aregbesola
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Granting of Local Council autonomy shouldn’t be welcomed- Gov. Aregbesola

Ehis Austine

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Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, believes that the demand to give the local government council an autonomous power shouldn’t be accepted.

He revealed that the local council works under the state government and that it would be an aberration to grant them autonomy.

“In India, we have a state that is more than Nigeria in size and population. We also have Goa, which is not more than Lagos as a state. The large states cannot dominate smaller states. California cannot dictate to Arkansas. The Federal Government in the United States cannot interfere in what happens in other states unless it is invited.



Also, under the federal system, the Federal Government cannot interfere in the activities of
the local government. Those calling for local government autonomy are agents of confusion. I know there are anomalies with the local government administration.

But, it does not mean that it should be autonomous under the state. It is against the spirit of federalism. Whenever the states cease to control the council, that will be the end of the state.”


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Updated on February 8, 2019 at 11:56 am

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