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The Senate has urged the Federal Government to cease further allocation of funds to local government councils led by caretaker committees across the country.

This decision came following the adoption of a motion presented by Senator Suleiman Kawu (NNPP-Kano) during Wednesday’s plenary session, titled “Urgent Call on the President to Resuscitate Local Government System in Nigeria.”


Senator Kawu emphasized the need for decisive action in addressing the challenges facing local government areas, including security threats, rural-urban migration, deteriorating infrastructure, and widespread unemployment.

He asserted that empowering local government areas is essential for unlocking a brighter future for all Nigerians.

Highlighting the erosion of local autonomy over the years, Senator Kawu lamented the limited financial resources and decision-making control afforded to local governments.

He also pointed out the negative impact of corruption scandals and mismanagement on the credibility of some local government administrations, which has fueled public skepticism.

Expressing concern over the role of some governors in hindering local government autonomy through constitutional alterations, Senator Kawu stressed the importance of providing local governments with adequate financial and operational autonomy to address security challenges effectively.

In their contributions, Senators Ahmad Lawan (APC-Yobe), Orji Uzor Kalu (APC-Abia), and Ifeanyi Ubah (APC-Anambra) emphasized the need to guarantee local government effectiveness through constitutional provisions.

They called for the full return of local government funds and the enhancement of the capacity of those governing the councils.

Deputy Senate President Jibrin Barau, presiding over the session, commended the motion, stating that it aligns with the Senate’s determination to bring accountability and effectiveness to the local government system.

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