We’ve total control over our funds – Adamawa NULGE

 The Nigerian Union Local Government Employees (NULGE) in Adamawa says local councils in the state control their funds.

Malam Hamman-Joda Gatugel, the state Chairman the union, made this known in an interview with the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in .

Gatugel said the state government no longer has access either directly or indirectly to the local government funds.

“In Adamawa state, all the 21 Local Government Councils control their funds,” Gatugel declared.

He said the union had not received any report from the 21 local government councils of the state indicating that the state government had interfered in the local council funds.

He explained that the only convergence was when the local and state government met during monthly joint accounts for the statutory which, he said, was clear and understandable.

Gatugel listed the statutory to include State University, Training Fund, Pension Board and Traditional Councils.

The chairman thanked the Federal Government for introducing the direct local government accounts allocations and the establishment of Nigerian Financial Intelligent Unit (NFIU).

“The direct Federal Allegations to the Local Government Councils and the establishment of Nigerian Financial Intelligent Unit (NFIU) is assisting a lot in the service delivery and living condition of local government in the state,” Gatugel said.

According to , all outstanding local government salary and allowances had been paid with a steady monthly salary payment.

The NULGE chairman therefore urged the to reciprocate the gesture by their , loyalty and dedication to service. (NAN)