The deputy senate president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has disclosed his dis-satisfactory feels against allocations been taken on behalf of the Local Government Areas by the state’s governor.
Chairman of the Senate committee on Constitution amendment, the Deputy Senate President, is said to have made his stand on the matter known on Thursday, December 8, 2016, while presenting the status report of the the committee to the senate.
He said the release of federal allocations to Local Governments in the country should be pended til the elections are carried out.
He also said that the Section 7 of the constitution was amended to give strength to local government administration by making provision fro a uniform 3-year tenure for officials of the local government councils.
He said: “Local governments without a democratically elected council shall not be entitled to any revenue from the Federation Account. These amendments amongst others we believe will ensure effective service delivery and insulate local governments from undue and counter-productive interference from state government.”
Meanwhile, Sections 256, 299, 300, 301 and 302 of the Constitution were also amended the committee to create the Office of an elected Mayor for the FCT with powers to administer the territory as if it were a State of the Federation by exercising all functions presently administered by the minister of the FCT.