Kogi Assembly Passes LG Autonomy Bill

(Last Updated On: 2022-06-23)

The Local Government Autonomy bill has been passed into law by the Kogi State House of Assembly.

The bill was passed at Wednesday’s plenary following its consideration to alter the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended which seeks to abolish the Joint Account of the State and Local Governments.

The bill also seeks to create different accounts for local governments where they are expected to receive their allocation from the federation’s account.

The lawmakers, in their various contributions, unanimously threw their support behind the bill, describing it as timely.

The Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Alfa Rabiu who presided over Wednesday’s sitting noted that the bill which will enhance democracy, will also provide financial independence at the Local Government level.

The member representing Olamaboro Constituency, Anthony Ujah, explained that the bill is long overdue, saying it will reduce financial pressure on the State Governments.

Source: Punch

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