Federal Government warns state governors against hijacking Local Government funds

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The Federal Government has warned some state governors in habits of hijacking Local Government Councils funds to be ready to face the consequences when their immunity is eventually expired.

It, however, tasked the Accountant–General of the Federation and Attorney-General of the Federation to monitor the spending of allocation of funds to the states so as to rescue the Local Government Areas from total collapse.

Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang, who issued the warning while featuring on a radio programme in Abuja monitored by Magic FM, said governors colluding with Houses of Assembly to short-change Local Government Councils of their allocations would be made to stand trial.

Enang, particularly urged relevant authorities to rescue Local Government Areas from the grip of state governments especially in the South-South region of the country to enable them to provide essential services to the people at the grassroots.