Edo State House of Assembly has passed the Local Government Autonomy Bill initiated by the National Assembly for the consideration of the 36 state assemblies.
Members of the assembly arrived at a unanimous decision to pass the bill.
The Speaker, Marcus Onobun, thereafter, requested that clean copies of the resolution be sent to relevant agencies.
Meanwhile, the state chapter of the National Union of Local Government Employees has commended the lawmakers for living up to the people’s rating.
NULGE, in a statement signed by the State President, Adorolo Lazarus and the Secretary, Olumuyiwa Cole said, “The step taken by the current Edo State House of Assembly for the quick consideration and passage of the bill is highly commendable.
“While Nigerians await other state Houses of Assembly to join the progressive train, Edo House of Assembly has written its name in gold as workers and people at the third tier of government will remain eternally committed to benefiting from the dividend of democracy the passage of the bill would bring.”
It will be recalled that the state assembly had, on two previous attempts, voted against local government autonomy in 2012 and 2018.