We Will Never Accept LG Autonomy. We Want to Remain Under the Governor
The Akwa Ibom State Government in collaboration with the 31 Local Government council chairmen has file a case seeking restraining order to bar the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIC) from implementing financial autonomy of the local government areas of the state.
This is major financial sabotage is seriously detrimenting as the money meant for rural development will continue to be diverted.
Earlier today, the 31 Local Government Council chairmen agreed after a brief meeting that they want to remain under the Government and will never accept Local Government Autonomy.
In reaction to this, a civil right group ” Movement 1960″ as urged the Governor of Akwa Ibom State to resign if he can’t implement what other poorer states has implemented.
The National President of the group Barr. Eteka Ambrose while briefing our team said “What the federal government has done now is a matter of necessity, and I stand by it. NFIU’s action has been endorsed by the Senate. The process of amending Section 162 (6) of the 1999 Constitution has been revived. Udom should resign if he is not comfortable with the directive”.