Senate okays Financial Autonomy for State Assemblies, Local Government
Going by the latest proposed amendment to the 1999 constitution by the Senate, state houses of assembly, judiciary and local governments within the country may be having financial autonomy in no distant time.
This is as no fewer than 83 senators voted in support for it, while only 1 senator voted against it on Tuesday.
For local government financial autonomy, 92 Senators voted in favour of the proposed amendment, while two Senators voted against it.
Meanwhile, the Red Chamber rejected a proposed amendment to change the name of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State to Gwul.
67 Senators voted for the proposed change of name, while 28 voted against it. The proposal failed to meet the required two-third membership.