Local government autonomy step in right direction – Afenifere


The leader of Afenifere, the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural and socio-political organization, Reuben Fasoranti, has expressed support for President Bola Tinubu’s administration on the step taken to grant the 774 local government areas in the country full autonomy.

Fasoranti made this declaration in a statement by Afenifere National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, congratulating Tinubu on his first anniversary as President.

He was quoted as expressing delight at some bold steps that the President has taken in the past year aimed at repositioning Nigeria adroitly.

“Before, during and after the Presidential election that brought you into the office last year, I gave you some ideas regarding how to tackle some challenges that Nigeria faced – and still faces. We also spoke about some of these issues when I led the Afenifere delegation to your office in Abuja last month.”

“I’m happy to note that, in line with your promises, you are making efforts at implementing policies that will enhance the situation of our dear country and better the lot of the people,” Pa Fasoranti stated.

According to the nonagenarian, the reforms instituted by the government have the prospect of revamping the country’s economy and reducing the mutual distrust among the ethnic nationalities in the country.

The Afenifere leader particularly commended Tinubu on his government’s effort to rescue local governments from the strangulating grip of state governors.

“It’s undebatable that local government is the closest to the people. For, it is through it that the people at the grassroots can effectively feel the impact of the government.

“As the situation is presently, however, the tight grip that state governors have on local governments is seriously denying the people of the benefits they should, by right, be deriving from their local governments,” he added

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