Former military governor of Ondo State Bode George has voiced his displeasure with the distribution of local governments in Nigeria, citing Lagos and Kano as examples of the excessive number of local government areas (LGAs). CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
In an interview with Channels TV, George stated that Lagos State, despite being the largest in terms of population, has only 20 LGAs and in contrast, Kano, which is the next most populous state, has 44 LGAs. He highlighted the fact that each LGA receives funds from FAAC allocation. He suggested that Lagos, with its larger population, should have a more proportionate number of LGAs to ensure a fair distribution of resources.
In George’s words: “Lagos State is most populated with 20 LGAs, next in population is Kano with 44 LGAs and every LGA gets something from the federation account allocation committee (FAAC). Where is justice and fairness? I believe Nigeria must exist but it must exist with justice, fairness, and equity. What is good for the goose is good for the gander”. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>