Autonomy: Supreme Court freed LGs from decades of captivity, systemic plunder – Shehu Sani

Autonomy: Supreme Court freed LGs from decades of captivity, systemic plunder – Shehu Sani

 Former Kaduna lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, has said the
Supreme Court has freed the local governments from over two decades of
captivity and systemic plunder by the states.

 

Sani’s statement followed the Supreme Court judgement on
Thursday, granting autonomy to the local governments in the country.

 

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The court in a landmark ruling ordered all state governors
to henceforth steer clear of the funds meant for the 774 local government areas
of the country.

 

The apex court also stated that the control of local
government areas funds by states is unconstitutional.

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Reacting to the development, Sani said local governments
have been freed from captivity and systemic plunder by the States.

 

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He said: “The Supreme Court has freed the local governments
from over two decades of captivity and systemic plunder by the states.”

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