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Track LG funds under your watch, NULGE tells Buhari

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to track the monthly allocations to the 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs)…

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to track the monthly allocations to the 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs) between 2015 and 2023.

Buhari had accused governors of stealing funds meant for local governments.

The governors fired back at the president and accused him of failing in its statutory role of providing security of lives and property.

Addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun State, the National President of NULGE, Akeem Ambali, said Buhari’s position revealed the “real situation of things on local government funds.”

Ambali, who was flanked by the state’s NULGE Chairman, Ayuba Olatunji, and other officials, asked the president to go beyond allegations and track funds disbursed to LGAs under his watch.

He said, “I want to commend and challenge the president to track funds meant for local governments from 2015 to 2023. How much really gets to the local governments since the inception of his office in 2015 to 2023?”