LG Autonomy: Prominent Lawyer Reveals Meagre Amount Oyo Councils Must Not Exceed Per Day
- Wale Adeagbo, an Ibadan-born lawyer, has disclosed that local governments in Oyo state cannot spend more than N500,000 in a day
- While speaking with legit.ng on the need for local government autonomy, the legal practitioner lamented that the councils in the state cannot execute emergency projects beyond N500,000
- Adeagbo added that local governments in the state may have to pass through some bureaucracy at the governor's office before they could spend more than N500,000 in a day
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Ibadan, Oyo - Wale Adeagbo, a legal practitioner, has commented on the recent rejection of the legislation of administrative and financial autonomy for local governments by the 36 states of the federation.
Speaking with legit.ng, the legal icon described the development as an infringement of the councils’ rights citing the challenges of local governments in Oyo state as a case study.
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Oyo is one of the strongholds of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 election, but Adeagbo said the local government in the state cannot spend more than N500,000 in a day.
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It is infringing on their right of spending, LG are having limitations on what they can do and what they cannot do, especially in terms of finance. I know that LG in Oyo state cannot spend more than a certain amount of money in a day.
They cannot spend more than N500,000 in a day and if there are projects they can do that requires them to spend more than that, they need the consent of the governor and if that consent has to be taken, it can take 2,3 weeks, 1 month or more than that because of bureaucracy and the politics.
What if there are projects that are expungement projects that need to be attended to?
These are the issues the autonomy will come to guard against. It is a good fight and one day, we will get it right.
PDP Crisis: Why Atiku is not a unifier as PDP has portrayed him
Legit.ng earlier reported that the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, cannot be regarded as a unifier as the umbrella party has presented him to be.
Since the emergence of Atiku as the PDP presidential flagbearer, there has been a recurrent crisis in the opposition, and he has failed to arrest the issue.
A legal practitioner, Wale Adeagbo, said if Atiku is truly a unifier, he would have supported the call to move PDP chairmanship to the south.