FAAC: Tinubu drags governors to Supreme Court over 21% local govt allocations, others

The Federal Government of Nigeria has asked the Supreme Court to stop the governors of 36 states from spending or tampering with 20.6% allocation from the federation account to local government areas.

The suit is coming amid the distribution of N1.208 trillion to the three tiers of government for May 2024, as announced by the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).

Fagbemi submitted that all efforts to make the governors comply with the dictates of the 1999 Constitution in putting in place democratically elected local government systems have not yielded any result.

He maintained that FAAC allocations for the LGAs must go to their accounts.

He added that to continue to disburse funds from the Federation Account to governors for non-existing democratically elected local governments is to undermine the sanctity of the 1999 Constitution.

He told the apex court that the failure of the governors to put a democratically elected local government system in place is a deliberate subversion of the 1999 Constitution.

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