The Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE has commended the Federal Government for introducing financial guidelines for local government areas in the country by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU.

The union said it would ensure transparency and grassroots development.

The Ondo State Chairman of NULGE, Bola Taiwo who stated this during a media briefing added that the move was laudable because local government autonomy had been a priority of the union for long.

According to Taiwo, the new guidelines serve as a mechanism that will safeguard, protect and allow for transparency in the local government joint account management.

He noted that the union would train and educate its members to look into activities of each local government so that there would not be any violation of the guidelines.

The Federal Government had ordered that federal allocations to Local Government areas be disbursed directly to their respective bank accounts starting from June 2019.