Review Revenue Allocation Formula, Okowa Urges FG

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has called for a review of the existing revenue allocation formula in favour of states and local governments to reflect the current socio-economic realities in the country.

Okowa made the call when he received the National Executive Council members of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria led by the National President, Kolade Alabi, who were on a courtesy visit to the governor on Thursday in Asaba.

The governor said that the review of the revenue formula had become expedient in view of the huge responsibilities facing states and local governments in the country.

He said, he believes that local government administration must be autonomous and here in Delta, they have never tampered with their funds, rather they assist them and provide bailout funds for them on a monthly basis to augment their payment of salaries.

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