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Autonomy: Supreme Court Freed LGs From Decades Of Captivity, Systemic Plunder – Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani, the former Kaduna lawmaker, 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.

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.

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

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