- Rauf Aregbesola, the governor of osun state, has declared those calling for local government autonomy as agents of confusion
- Aregbesola declared that he knew there are anomalies with the local government administration
- He also said the states must not cease to control the council
Rauf Aregbesola, the governor of osun state, has frowned against the agitation for local government autonomy.
According to him, those calling for local government autonomy were agents of confusion as granting autonomy to local government councils was antithetical to true federalism.
Reports have it that he said local councils were administrative units of the state and therefore their autonomy may be the end of the states.
NAIj.com gathered that Aregbesola made this known in Osogbo, the Osun state capital while speaking at the one-day conference on the second anniversary of the southwest in national governance.
He said: ''In India, we have a state that is more than Nigeria in size and population. We also have Goa, which is not more than Lagos as a state. The large states cannot dominate smaller states. California cannot dictate to Arkansas.
''The federal government in the United States cannot interfere in what happens in other states, unless it is invited.
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''Also, under the federal system, the federal government cannot interfere in the activities of the local government.
''Those calling for local government autonomy are agents of confusion. I know there are anomalies with the local government administration.
''But, it does not mean that it should be autonomous under the state. It is against the spirit of federalism. Whenever the states cease to control the council, that will be the end of the state''.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Nigeria's eight Senate was recently voting on 33 major amendments to the Nigerian constitution.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of Aregbesola breaking African records in Osun state: