The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been urged to bin the restructuring report submitted to it by Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s committee.
The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) said the report as submitted by El-Rufai’s committee is not worth APC’s time and effort.
Speaking during a press conference on Monday in Abuja, NULGE’s National President, Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel, questioned the committee’s alleged recommendation that local governments be delisted from Nigeria’s constitution.
Khaleel said, “Nigerians have been clamouring for a functional, democratic local government system for a long time.
“We wish as union to, on a very strong term, reject and condemn the aspect of the report that aims at scrapping local government by delisting it from the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; As we see this as a pre-determined position of some cabal in the APC not the Party as a whole let alone the position of the Nigerian people.
“We call on the APC leadership to put the report in a dustbin and not to dissipate unnecessary energy on it, discard and shred the report as it was pre-determined, self-serving, mischievous, and didn’t reflect the position of its members or Nigerians at large.”