Kwara Govt Not Diverting LG Funds – ALGON Vice-Chair
The Chairman of Ifelodun Local Government Council, who is also the Vice-Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, in Kwara State, Dr. Babatunde Salaam, has affirmed that the State Government does not interfere in LG funds in the State.
He made this assertion today while answering questions on a popular call-in Radio Program in Ilorin, The Platform today.
Dr. Salaam maintained that the issue of salary is not particular to Kwara alone, as it affects all the Local Governments in the country.
Dr. Salaam further reiterated that the State Government has not been fiddling with LG funds, adding that JAAC in the State has been transparent.
Furthermore, he added that the state government has been augmenting the LGs with funds, as well as the statutory 10% share from Internally Generated Revenue, IGR.
He, therefore, discredited the erroneous impression that the State government had been diverting LGs funds, thereby resulting in the salary crises.