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Niger state begins partial autonomy of LGAs

Partial autonomy for local government areas in Niger state has commenced for a trial period of six months.

Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Abdulmalik Sarkin daji announced this while addressing Newsmen on the outcome of state Executive Council meeting in Minna.

Sarkin daji who spoke through the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mohammed Sani Idris said henceforth no local government would remain a liability to another local government area in the state.

According to him at the end of every month after statutory deductions from monies accrued to them from Federation Account it would be sent to them directly.

Sarkin daji said the measure is aimed at directing the local government areas towards sustainability and reliability towards confronting challenges ahead.

With this development he said joint account system being operated before has ended and would help them improve on their Internally Generated Revenue IGR for other developmental purposes.

He however added that though there would be hitches from the initial take off also assured that it would be a huge success in future.

 Aliu Lawal

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