Tinubu : Solomon Dalung, He Was Governor Of Lagos State And Did Not Grant Autonomy To Lagos LGAs

Tinubu : Solomon Dalung, He Was Governor Of Lagos State And Did Not Grant Autonomy To Lagos LGAsAsiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the president of Nigeria, is accused by former minister of youth and sports Solomon Dalung of not granting autonomy to Local Government Areas during his tenure as executive governor of Lagos State. Solomon Dalung, a well-known outspoken person, reportedly said as much in an exclusive interview, according to The Punch.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

Recall that Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress served as Lagos State Governor for eight years between 1999 and 2007.

Solomon Dalung said; “Achieving local government autonomy requires a fundamental change in governors’ attitude, which seems unlikely. Governors typically control local governments through joint accounts, using the funds for personal or political gain.”

He added; “They use the local governments to advance their political grip in the state. That’s why those who occupy positions at the council level behave or are more or less personal assistants to the governors”

He added; “There has been no local government in Nigeria since 2002. Forget what Mr President is doing in dragging the governors and trying to grant autonomy to the LGs.”

He noted; “He (Tinubu) was governor of Lagos State and did not grant autonomy to Lagos LGAs. At what point did he realise the need for LG autonomy?”

The recent statement by the former Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung which was shared by The Punch on its verified Twitter page has generated a lot of reactions from many Nigerians on the social media platform.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>