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Local Government Autonomy Is Confusing — Bisi Akande



Bisi Akande

Daniel Ojukwu

A former governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande has said that the autonomy of Local Government in Nigeria is confusing as only two tiers of government are recognised globally.

He said this at a press conference held in his residence in Ila to mark his 81st birthday on Thursday.

Akande said that Nigeria’s federation was confusing because apart from the Central government, the only other tier of government recognised is the federating unit.

He also spoke on the issue of Amotekun, describing the outfit as an attempt at self defence.

He said, “Self defence is the best form of defence, when you are inside your house, you hold it with passion, any intruder should be dealt with, but when it involves other people, it has to be done with the culture of the law of the land.

“It has been 17 years since I left government, the law might have changed.

“Amotekun ought to be a Yoruba affair and I don’t discuss such issues publicly. I am already discussing with those that understand the meaning of Amotekun and I believe it would be resolved.”

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