NASS Okays Autonomy for Local Governments in Constitution Amendment votes.

Written by on March 2, 2022

Still on Tuesday the National Assembly granted financial and administrative autonomy to all the local governments across Nigeria.

This was done when the lawmakers voted on 68 Constitution Amendment bills at their plenary. The voting was done electronically.

For the local government autonomy, 258 members of the House of representatives voted ‘YES’ while 15 voted ‘NO’. In the Senate Chamber, Local government financial autonomy had 92 ‘YES’ votes and two ‘NO’ votes.

Also in the Senate Chamber, local government autonomy, had 258 ‘YES’ votes and 15 ‘NO’ votes. Local government administrative autonomy had 88 ‘YES’ votes, four ‘NO’ votes.

In the House of Representatives, the bill to create a special account through which funds for local governments will be paid directly from the Federation Account had 257 ‘YES’ votes while nine persons voted ‘NO.’

Seun Fakorede

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