The Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, (NULGE), in Kaduna State has expressed its disappointment over the rejection of the Local Government Financial Autonomy Bill by the Kaduna State House of Assembly.
NULGE said the rejection of the Bill was a setback for genuine grassroots development in the state and the country at large.
The Bill was considered by the State House of Assembly recently alongside other Bills received from the National Assembly but which failed to scale through, while many other bills, including those of financial autonomy for the State Judiciary and Assembly, were passed.
In an issued statement yesterday, the NULGE’s Kaduna State chairman, Rayyanu Isiyaku Turunku, described the action of the Assembly as a huge disappointment because, according to him, it was contrary to the assurances and pledges made to the union.
He added that the National Executive Council of the union would review the issue at the appropriate time and take a stand.