Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, wednesday lamented the state of local government administration in the country, saying that the management of the third tier of government had been bastardised and battered.
According to Obasanjo, the situation in the country’s councils is such that they had been bastardised, battered and encroached upon badly, contrary to the vision and mission of creating the third-tier of government in 1976.
The former president who met with the leadership of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) led by the National President, Ibraheem Khaleel, said there was no exception to the level in apparent neglect the council had been made to suffer in the hands of the states.
He wondered if such could be allowed by the federal government to them.
“But, I begin to wonder, if they can allow what they are doing to the local governments can be allowed to be done to them.
There is no exception to this bastardisation, battered and encroachment on the local governments the states. Both are suppose to be a tier of government with each having its roles and functions. But, that is not the case anymore.