Nigeria’s local government workers under the auspices of the National Union of Local Government Employees NULGE have called on the federal government to disregard the recent restructuring report by the Nasir El Rufai committee.
National President of the union Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel made the call while addressing a press conference in Abuja on Monday.
According to Khaleel, the union was not against restructuring and devolution of power in the country; but questioned the logic behind the removal of power from the federal and local governments and unduly adding it to the powers of the states.
“We wish as union to, on a very strong term, reject and condemn the aspect of the report that aim at scrapping local government by delisting it from the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; As we see this as a pre-determined position of some cabal in the APC not the Party as a whole let alone the position of the Nigerian people.
“We call on the APC leadership to put the report in a dust bin and not to dissipate unnecessary energy on it, discard and shred the report as it was pre-determined, self-serving, mischievous, and didn’t reflect the position of its members or Nigerians at large,” he said.