The Nigerian Senate has passed the local government financial autonomy bill on Tuesday.
The legislation titled ‘A Bill for an Act to Further Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to Provide for the Financial and Administrative Autonomy of Local Government Councils and Uniformity of Tenure Across the Country; and for Related Matters,’ is one of the proposal contained in the ongoing fifth alteration of the 1999 constitution.
It seeks to grant full financial and administrative autonomy and make local councils have a uniform tenure across the states.
At plenary on Tuesday, 92 lawmakers voted in support of the bill.
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