Speaker, State of Osun House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Najeem salaam has lauded the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in the state for their peaceful procession on local government autonomy, saying the state parliament was impressed by their coordinated March, and would look into their demand when the constitutional amendment passed by the National Assembly is transmitted to the state Assembly.
Speaker Salaam who received the letter addressed to the state legislature on the need to support the local government autonomy by the leadership of the Union at his office, asserted that the parliament was a shrine of democracy where opinions and demands of the people are ventilated; assuring the local government workers that the state lawmakers would not work against the collective demand of their constituents.
He asked the leadership of NULGE and other critical stakeholders to take interest in the process of lobby when the amendment begins at the state assembly, noting that the union should bear in mind that 36 state Houses of Assembly would be involved in the process and two-third majority would be needed to get the desired result.
Appreciating the lawmakers, the state President of NULGE, Engineer Jacob Adedeji expresses his pleasure on the reception given to the union, saying that spoke volume on their support for the workers at the Local Government; asking the parliament to support the autonomy of the councils for the benefit of their growth.
Meanwhile, it was a fun-fare at the state parliament as the union members were singing and dancing to music after the procession before they returned to their union office.