Senate Seeks Financial Autonomy For State Assemblies, Local Councils


Senate seeks financial autonomy for state assemblies, local councils

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu
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The Senate is considering financial autonomy for state assemblies and local councils in the ongoing Constitution amendment exercise.Deputy Senate President and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Constitution Review, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, said this yesterday at the consultative forum for building consensus among stakeholders on local government autonomy organised by the Partnership to Engage and Learn (PERL) in Abuja.
He described financial autonomy as “the most important constitutional empowerment required by State Houses of Assembly for effective leadership in the …

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