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Reps urge AGF to sue state governors over LG caretaker committees

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The Attorney General of the Federation, Lateef Fagbemi, has been requested by the House of Representatives to file a lawsuit against state governors who appoint caretaker committees to local governments.

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The lower house asked Fagbemi to file a lawsuit against any state that ends the terms of local government officials who haven’t run out of time.

The House also demanded that all funding to local governments headed by unelected officials be stopped by the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, or RMAFC.

Ademorin Kuye moved a motion on Tuesday that was of urgent public significance, and it was followed by this resolution.

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According to the 460PLAY, the federal government and the states are suing each other over the autonomy of local governments.

Kuye stated in the proposal that caretaker committees are currently in charge of 21 states’ local administrations.

He called the state of affairs an insult to democracy and the Constitution, which provides elected local government officials with a certain tenure.

At least 21 state governors are currently in charge of local government councils with caretaker committees, he claimed, adding to the growing number of states operating without consequence or constitutional constraints.

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Without discussion, the House approved the measure.

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