Shouldn’t get rid of local governments but give them avenues to make money. Are they able to tax effectively? What controls do they have to attract business to their local government and so forth. Without the power to actually perform how else will they succeedInner city roads are the responsibility of local governments areas. For example in benin city alot of the major roads are owned by the state government and alot of the major roads have been fixed by the state. But all of the smaller inner roads are owned by the local governments and they dont do anything!!!!
Nigeria has 774 local government area and not one....I REPEAT NOT ONE...is performing well. many of them, as I stated on Nairaland, have 90%+ recurrent expenditures, in other words they only exist to pay salaries.
In terms of Oil Allocations: 48.5% for Federal Government, 24% for the state governments, 20% for local government, and 7.5% for Special fund. Thats 20% of oil money just going to pay salaries and incompetence.
In my opinion we should just get rid of the 20% LGA allocation and give it to the states. once Nigeria reaches a certain level of development then we can have LGAs again.
Everyone is talking about federal government and getting the presidency when 774 corrupt useless local seats are drying up the nations coffers. Get rid of LGAs or atleast reduce them to only 3 per state