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“You’ll Give Account At Kirikiri Prison If You Give LG Funds To Governors” – Buhari Tells LGA Chairmen

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President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday warned local government council chairmen against handing over local government funds to their State governors.

The President’s statement, which was posted by an APC chieftain and a staunch supporter of Buhari, Joe Igbokwe, on his Facebook page, said any local government council chairman that is found culpable of handing over funds to their State governor will give account at EFCC or Kirikiri maximum prison.

His post read: “You people are just wasting your time, We have sent money directly to the Local Government Account this week. And if you like, withdraw the money from that account and hand it over to your Governor, you will give an account of it properly at EFCC or Kirikiri Maximum Prison.”

The statement came amidst the call for restructuring and devolution of power among the three-tiers of government.

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The President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration had said through the Attorney General of the federation, Abubakar Malami that what restructuring means to the administration is the functionality of all democratic structures.

The presidency had berated the state governors for stifling local government and state judiciary by starving them of funds needed to perform optimally.

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