The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) said efforts were in place to review local government areas’ revenue allocation formula with the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission and also retrieve Paris Funds.
The National President of the association, Kolade Alabi, stated this after a closed-door National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the association held in Abuja.
He said all organs of ALGON are united, adding that a vote of confidence was passed on the national leadership of the association on the occassion.
Alabi explained that with the review of the fiscal revenue allocation formula, local government areas now get 20.60 per cent; state governments 26. 72 per cent while the federal government gets 52.68 per cent.
He therefore, called for more allocation to the local government areas to address problems of infrastructure, primary healthcare and other challenges.
Also spaeking, Bauchi State ALGON chairman, Isah Mohammed,said that the local government areas should be fully funded to see the end of insecurity in the country.