Activist Sues Benue State Government Over Control Of Local Council Finances

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Sesugh Akume A Nigerian activist, Sesugh Akume, has taken the Benue State Government to court over its alleged control of local government finances. Akume wants the Benue State Government to do away with the arbitrary powers of the governor to remove duly-elected local government chairmen and control council finances. Sesugh Akume In a copy of the court document dated August 27, 2020 and obtained by SaharaReporters, Akume gave the state government eight days to declare that the Local Government Law 2007 of the state contradicts section 36(5) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999.  The activist wants…
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