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Osun governor, Adeleke backs local government autonomy

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Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has stated that his administration is committed to local government autonomy in the State.

He noted that local government autonomy is in line with the principles of federalism and it brings government to the grassroots.

Adeleke dropped this hint during the ongoing ministerial briefing in the State.

Represented by his deputy, Kola Adewusi, the governor held that local government administration in the State has been bastardized by politics.

According to him, “Local Government needs to be granted autonomy as this is the grassroots government through which the people get the dividends of democracy and at the same time; granting autonomy to local governments is in total accord with the principle of federalism.”

Adeleke also assured that his administration would bring normalcy and take steps to correct the aberrations of the past.

Earlier, the Coordinating Director, Local Government Service Commission, Lekan Babalola appreciated the governor for his readiness to grant autonomy to the local governments.

Babalola added that the step would go a long way in accelerating development in all the nooks and crannies of the State.

DAILY POST recalls that the past administration of Adegboyega Oyetola had on October 15, 2022, conducted local government election.

However, the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo nullified the outcome of the election, which prompted the new administration of Ademola Adeleke to sack all the newly elected local government chairmen, deputy chairmen and councillors

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