NASS Moves To Stop Allocation For LGAs Without Elected Chairmen
The report of Senate Adhoc Committee on Review of the 1999 constitution is ready for consideration at plenary, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who doubles as the chairman of the committee said on Thursday.
He however pleaded for more time to his committee harmonize with the House of Representatives so that a joint report could be considered at plenary.
Some of the recommendations in the report read, “??A uniform 3-year tenure for elected local government council officials.
“?That Local Governments without a democratically elected council shall not be entitled to any revenue from the Federation Account.”?
It is recommended that it is mandatory for the President to attend a joint meeting of the National Assembly once a year to deliver a State of the Nation Address.
The committee also changed names of local government in Nigeria like ?“Afikpo North” and “Afikpo South” to “Afikpo” and “Edda” respectively;
?“Egbado North” and “Egbado South” to “ Yewa North” and “Yewa South”;
?“Obia/Akpor” to “Obio/Akpor”.
?According to the committee, the amendments amongst others will ensure effective service delivery and insulate local governments from undue and counter-productive interferences from state governments.