BREAKING: Supreme Court Orders Direct Payment Of Allocation To LGAs

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The Supreme Court has granted financial autonomy to local governments across the country by disconnecting the payment of their allocation from their respective state governments.

The apex court in its pronouncement in a lawsuit filed by the Federal Government against the 36 state governments on Thursday, ordered the Federal Government to henceforth, pay allocation meant for the 774 local government directly to their respective accounts.

A seven-member panel of justices, in its judgement also held that state governments have continued to abuse their powers by retaining and using the funds meant for LGAs.

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