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We support Tinubu on LG autonomy – Arewa Think Tank

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Arewa Think Tank (ATTK), a northern Nigeria group, has thrown its weight behind President Bola Ahmed Tinubu over his moves to ensure that local government enjoys financial autonomy in the administration.

Recall that President Tinubu recently criticised state governors over what he termed an overbearing influence on the administration of local government councils in the country by the governors.

In a statement by the Chief Convener of ATTK, Muhammad Alhaji Yakubu, the group noted that cases of accountability and ineffectiveness hinder the growth of local council authorities, adding that state governors must be held accountable for lack of adequate development at the grassroots.

“Arewa Think Tank is in line with President Tinubu for taking a swipe at the governors who during elections, local governments become key to raking in votes but soon after the polls, the governors concentrate at the state level.

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“We believe that Tinubu is doing his very best to enhance the revenue base of the country, and as such the governors must equally be sympathetic, and they must urgently consider the needs of the local people,” the statement read in part.

The group added that they are happy and support the federal government’s suit against the 36 state governors before the Supreme Court, seeking the enforcement of full autonomy for local governments.

The group also criticised what it termed deliberate efforts to destroy the best brains in President Tinubu’s administration starting with the Comptroller General of Customs.





Source link: Daily Trust/

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