The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, says Local government autonomy can only be determined by Nigerians and not the National Assembly.
During a two-day leadership training for Local Government chairmen and councilors from Delta State sponsored by the Minority Leader of the House, Mr Ndudi Elumelu, the Speaker said Nigerians have the opportunity to decide the Local Government system they want through the ongoing constitutional amendment.
The Speaker described the Local Government as the foundation of democratic governmenance in Nigeria.
According to him, the Local Government ought to be the centre of governance activities and government innovations for primary purpose of improving quality of life for all Nigerians.
The Speaker, urged the elected Local Government chairmen and councillors do not understand the role for which they were elected.