A bill to grant financial autonomy to local government councils in the country, on Wednesday in Abuja, scaled through the second reading in the House of Representatives.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bill sponsored by Rep. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha (PDP-Abia) seeks to alter section 162 of the 1999 constitution.
Section 162 provides for the State Joint Local Government Account, into which all revenues accruing to the local governments from the federal and state governments are paid.
In her debate, however, […]
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has granted full financial autonomy to the Judiciary in the state.
The State Justice Commissioner, Suleiman Usman, disclosed this in Sokoto on Saturday at a ministerial news briefing.
Usman said the governor has graciously approved the payment of budgetary allocations consisting of salaries, overheads and capital votes meant for the judiciary to the Heads of the Courts in the state.
Usman said: “With this development, the state judiciary is now financially autonomous.
“Henceforth, budgetary allocations consisting of overhead, […]