- President Buhari has accused state governors of corruptly diverting the funds meant for Local Government Administration
- The Nigerian leader said some governors would collect money on behalf of council areas only to remit half to the council chairmen
- President Buhari said this at an event hosted for members of the Senior Executive Course 44 (2022) of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS)
The Nation reported that the president spoke at an event hosted for members of the Senior Executive Course 44 (2022) of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Citing a personal experience involving an unnamed Governor, the president portrayed the sort of corrupt practices perpetrated by some Governors in dispensing resources meant for local councils’ administrations.
How governors collect funds on behalf of LGAs and refuse to remit appropriately - Buhari
President Buhari said it beats anyone’s imagination how some governors would collect money on behalf of council areas in their states only to remit half to the council chairmen, who would further deplete the remittance in further pilfering of public resources.
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He related the situation to a lack of integrity among many of those holding such offices.
Such actions, he said, are despicable and speak of the height of corruption in the country.
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The president, while speaking at the 16th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), held at the Conference Hall of the Presidential Villa, said all hands must be on deck to fight the proliferation of these weapons into the region.
He noted that the proliferation of small arms and light weapons called for a reawakening of the border security of the countries within the Lake Chad region - the border area for Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and the Niger Republic.