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LG autonomy bedrock for Nigeria’s development – Osun lawmaker

Member Federal House of Representatives, Ogbomoso North, South and Orire Federal constituency, Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala, has stated that if Nigeria will start growing there is need for Local Governments autonomy.


Alao-Akala stated that Local government autonomy is the basic and bedrock of infrastructural Development in Nigeria.


The lawmaker insisted that without the autonomous of local government the country will not be able to move beyond a certain point.


Tribune reported that he said this on Monday during the second edition of Umera Boost Conference held at International Conference Center, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.


The event witnessed presentations by different speakers while panel session was also held at the event.


Alao-Akala who is also the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Youths, further hinted that in driving the force for infrastructural development in the country, local government autonomy must be put into consideration.


He however charged youths to get themselves involved in nation building.


Speaking, founder UMeRA Farms, Olamide Alao-Akala, stated that the conference is meant to add value to youths in Africa.


“This programme is meant to add value to youths in Africa because we realise that many people live there lives by chance and can be intentional about living their lives, they can define a life by themselves and live to it. And we made them know that they can make what ever difference they want to make in life.


“So it is important for them to know that they are made for more, they can make it beyond the boarders of this nation and they can always reinvent their lives,” she said.


Speaking on the theme of the conference for the year: “Africa made for more”, she noted that the theme was chosen having realise that youths across Africa benefited from the 3 weeks skill acquisition classes organised by the organisation.


Alao-Akala added that the youths were trained on different skills including, project management, alternative medicine and wellness, public speaking,personal branding and auto tech.


Also speaking at the event Chief Operating Officer of UMeRA Farms, Yemisi Adepoju urged the youths not to be stopped by any circumstance.

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