Speaker House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday in Abuja said the National Assembly was committed to ensuring that local government administration in the country got autonomy.
He made this known at the Retreat of the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) and Secretaries to State Governments (SSGs).
Represented Chief Whip of the House, Mr Ado Doguwa, Dogara, who spoke on “Local Government Autonomy: Imperative for Sustainable Grassroots Development’’, said autonomy was the right for local governments to operate independently.
He said that autonomy for the councils was essential for development to get to the grassroots.
“As long as we want development to get to the doorstep of our people, the autonomy is necessary.
“This is the institutional position of the national assembly in line with the provisions of the law.
“The national assembly will continue to remain resolute to ensure that local government autonomy is achieved in Nigeria.

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