Nigerian Union Of Local Government Employees, NULGE Endorses Buhari



The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has endorsed
the candidacy of President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the February 16
presidential election.

The National President of NULGE, Comrade
Ibrahim Khaleel, who led a delegation to meet the Chairman of Buhari
Support Organisation (BSO) who is also the Chairman of the Presidential
Advisory Committee on Drugs Abuse, Brigadier General Buba Marwa (rtd),
on Monday, said President Buhari deserved the endorsement because he was

He said the president had not hidden his
commitment to ensuring a stronger and autonomous local government
administration in the country.

He expressed hope that Mr
President would match his statement with action after emerging
victorious on February 16 as part of the mandate given to him for the

Comrade Khaleel, who said the nation’s quest for
stability at all levels could not be achieved without strengthening the
local governments as a critical tier of government, pledged to mobilize
their members across the country to work for the victory of President

“Based on what we agreed, we have done our part. We
will mobilise our members. You have our support on the issue of
President Buhari project because we feel he is trustworthy,” he said,
while pointing out that NULGE had to partner with political organisation
to stop the decay in local government system.

He said, “If we
are to ask ourselves, is the local government meeting the expectations
of citizens like us? Why are our local governments malfunctioning? It is
because of the interests that lie therein. We are aware that the
Constitution of Nigeria recognises the local government as a full
fledged tier of government.

In his remarks, Brigadier General
Marwa (rtd), who is a former military administrator of Lagos State,
promised that President Buhari, who had been supporting workers’
friendly policies, would live up to their expectations.

Gen Marwa had tasked NULGE to support the federal government in to rid
the nation of drug abuse especially among youths and women, adding that
two generations risk being wiped out because of the challenge.

said it took the coming of President Buhari to tackle the issue of drug
abuse frontally by setting up a committee under his leadership, seeking
the assistance of NULGE to curb the menace at all levels.

meeting was attended by the former deputy governor of Plateau State, Mrs
Pauline Tallen; Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, and the BSO Coordinator, Dr
Mahmoud Mohammed among others.

Source:- Dailytrustng



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