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Akabe: Nasarawa LGAs have full financial autonomy

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

This statement was made by the deputy governor 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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