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Nigerian Governors Are Diverting Local Government Funds – NULGE

Babajide Sanwoolu

Babajide Sanwoolu

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees has come out to call on the anti-graft agencies to track the local government allocation in the past seven years.

The President of NULGE, Mr Ambali Olatunji recently spoke at a press conference in Abuja, and Nigerians have been reacting.

According to him, state governors have continued to divert and misappropriate local government funds in the country, and something must be done to put a stop to that habit fast.

Ambali added that only 10 states have passed the LG autonomy bill thus far, and other states are yet to endorse it.

His words, “The governors are elected to govern the state as a whole, local government chairmen are elected to govern the local government. It is painful when you see the amount allocated. Sometimes, the local governments are allocated up to N120 million, N90mn N80mn (from the federation account). Ask yourself what gets to the local government. At times, it can be N10mn, N5mn; some don’t get more than N2mn. Where is the money going? We call on the EFCC, ICPC and NFIU to track local government allocation in the last seven years and tell us what has been done with them.”

Nigerian Governors Are Diverting Local Government Funds – NULGE

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees has come out to call on the anti-graft agencies to track the local government allocation in the past seven years.

The President of NULGE, Mr Ambali Olatunji recently spoke at a press conference in Abuja, and Nigerians have been reacting.

According to him, state governors have continued to divert and misappropriate local government funds in the country, and something must be done to put a stop to that habit fast.

Ambali added that only 10 states have passed the LG autonomy bill thus far, and other states are yet to endorse it.

His words, “The governors are elected to govern the state as a whole, local government chairmen are elected to govern the local government. It is painful when you see the amount allocated. Sometimes, the local governments are allocated up to N120 million, N90mn N80mn (from the federation account). Ask yourself what gets to the local government. At times, it can be N10mn, N5mn; some don’t get more than N2mn. Where is the money going? We call on the EFCC, ICPC and NFIU to track local government allocation in the last seven years and tell us what has been done with them.”

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