The Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has commended the Federal Government on the recently introduced financial guidelines for Local Governments by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU),saying it would ensure transparency and grassroots development.
Comrade Bola Taiwo, the NULGE President in Ondo State, stated this during a press conference on Monday in Akure.
Taiwo said that the move was laudable because local government autonomy had been a priority of the union for long.
“We are happy because this is a dream comes true. We have been yearning and agitating for this because autonomy to local government has been our priority,”he said.
According to him, the new guidelines serve as a mechanism that will safeguard, protect and allow for transparency in the local government joint account management.
“Joint account is a constitutional matter but the modification just made is to stop siphoning our money,”he explained.
He noted that the union would train and educate its members to look into activities of each local governments