Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the Senate has hit out at state governors over local government autonomy.
Speaking to Tribune, the human rights activist cum politician was highly critical of the 36 state governors over their handling of local government autonomy issue.
“For now there are no local governments in Nigeria; they only exist in the constitution and in name but not in practical terms. Local governments have been so impoverished and destroyed by state governments and state governors…Some years ago, I saw an attempt to give local governments autonomy, but it was sabotaged by state governors.
“That is what l have been saying that that our governors are not as civilised for them to be able to have absolute control of issues. You see people in the National Assembly criticising the president or the government. You can never see members of state house of assembly speaking up against a governor. It has simply become an extension of the government house,” Sani said.