Bill On Local Government Creation Underway In House Of Reps

House of Representatives is considering a bill seeking to empower the State Houses of Assembly to create Local governments in their respective states.

The bill sponsored by a member, Oberuakpefe Afe, also seeks to give some responsiblities to Local governments to make them more impactful at the Grassroot level.

Members of the house were sharply divided during the debate on the bill, which aims at altering certain clauses in the constitution to strengthen Local government as a Third Tier of Government.

Following the sharp division among members on the bill, the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila puts it to vote, and those supporting the bill won the day.

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