The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of refusing to attend to petitions of concerned Nigerians demanding the probe of the joint account allocation committee.
Ibrahim Khaleel, the president of NULGE in the company of other speakers, made the allegation at an event to mark the 40th anniversary of NULGE in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, The Punch reports.
Khaleel said the union was in the forefront to make local governments functional as the third tier of government through constitutional reforms.
The NULGE president stated that only nine states in the country had adopted the resolution of the National Assembly for local government autonomy.
“The National Assembly is amending the constitution and has passed the baton to the state Houses of Assembly but unfortunately only 12 out of the 36 states took decisions on the bill as of this morning. Out of these 12 states, only nine states adopted the resolution of the National Assembly for local government autonomy while the remaining three rejected it,”Khaleel said.
“On the JAAC issue, it is also very unfortunate that even the fight against corruption of the current government of President Muhammadu Buhari is very funny sometimes. Letters were written to the Presidency demanding the intervention of Mr President by way of investigating diversion of money meant for the development of rural areas by state governments.”
“But to our utter dismay, no response from the Federal Government and two of its most prominent anti-graft agencies, the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt and other related Offences Commission.”
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an enhanced salary structure for the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
The president made the declaration after meeting with members of the Police Service Commission (PSC) on Monday, November 26, at the state house, Abuja.
President Buhari met with the board of PSC, led by the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris.
In a series of tweets, Garba Shehu, an aide to the president on media and publicity, said Buhari assured that his administration will continue to give attention to the welfare and operational needs of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) with a view to restoring its lost primacy in the internal security framework of the country.