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Business News of Saturday, 20 February 2021

Source: The Nation

Governor grants financial autonomy to Nasarawa LGAs

Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe says, the administration of Governor Abdullahi Sule has granted full financial autonomy to the 13 LGAs of the State.

He stated this yesterday while declaring open a two-day training workshop, organized for members and staff of the Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission.

The deputy governor who represented the governor at the event assured that the state government will not interfere in the conduct of council elections, but will support the full independence of the commission and other assistance to conduct free, fair and credible council elections.

“In a society like ours, free, fair and credible election constitutes the basic principle of democracy. In this regards, electoral administrators are the drivers who ensure that the tenets of democracy are greatly enhanced through election” he said

Speaking earlier, Chairman; Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC), Ayuba Wandai Usman, said the objective of the training was to boost the morale of staff of the commission

“The objective of the training is to boost the morale of our staff, bring them in tune with recent developments in election management techniques and to introduce electoral best practices in the commission in line with the policy thrust of the Engr Abdullahi Sule administration.”

According to him, the theme of the training workshop ‘conduct of credible election into local government councils,’ was carefully chosen because “it holistically covers our intention to put in place a modern-day election management body.”

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