LGA’s autonomy: Senator Kawu commends Tinubu on litigation against governors 

Senator Suleiman Kawu (NNPP Kano South), Monday in Abuja, commended President Bola Tinubu for dragging the 36 state governors to court for undermining the functionality of the 774 local government councils.

President Tinubu had through the Attorney – General of the Federation, Prince Lateef Fagbemi, filed multiple cases against the 36 state governors at the Supreme Court, bordering on violations of relevant provisions of the 1999 constitution on governance and functionality of the local government councils in the country.

In his reaction to the litigation, through a personally signed statement , Senator Kawu who penultimate week, sponsored a motion in the Senate for local government autonomy, said the move by the federal government was in the right direction.

The litigation, he said, was timely, as the Nigerian masses are in dear need of policies that will alleviate their sufferings at the local government level.

“I am happy, Mr. President has started to toe our path to salvage our people by giving the local governments autonomy to operate as enshrined in the constitution.

“The decision to compel the 36 states of the federation to give autonomy to local governments is a step in the right direction.

“This will surely help in bring developments to our people, particularly the grassroots in the rural areas. 

“It will equally boost the nation’s economy by increasing our Internally Generated Revenue through agricultural value chain and other commercial activities that will come up after the local governments got their autonomy,” he said.

He appealed to President Tinubu to look into the problem of local government election, as it is another problem affecting the progress of the grassroots under democratic governance.