Supreme Court Outlaws Payment Of Local Govt Funds Through State Governments

In a landmark judgment, the supreme court has outlawed the current practice whereby funds standing to the credit of local governments in the country, are being paid to state joint allocation account of states.
This judgment arose from a suit filed by the attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, lateef fagbemi,san advocating the administrative and final autonomy of local governments in the country.

Before this well considered verdict by the apex court, such local government funds were being paid to and managed through the states’ joint allocation accounts.

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