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July 10, 2024

LG autonomy: NULGE declares national day of prayer, fasting

LG autonomy: NULGE declares national day of prayer, fasting

By Ozioruva Aliu

AS the nation awaits the decision of the Supreme Court which has fixed Thursday for ruling on the issue of autonomy for local government areas instituted by the Federal Government against the 36 states governments, the leadership of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has called on all its members nationwide t fast and pray on Thursday so that the ruling of the Apex Court would favour them.

The National President of NULGE, Comrade Ambali Olatunji in a statement which was made available to journalists by his media aide, Tessy Otene called on all members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of NULGE irrespective of religion and all workers in the local government areas to ensure adequate compliance adding that the fasting and prayers is geared towards anticipated victory from Supreme Court”.

He said autonomy, if granted by the court, would help to ensure good governance, security, safety and development of the various local government areas in the country.

“Good afternoon distinguished NEC members, as you are aware, Court ruling will take place tomorrow at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, the leadership wants t enjoin all NEC members both Christians and Muslims and all local government workers to declare tomorrow as a day of fasting so that we will fast and pray for victory to be ours. Let all of us observe that one day of prayers so that victory will be ours.

“Local government autonomy is an idea whose time has come.” He said.