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Re: Who Carries Out The Oversight Functions For Local Governments’ Budget Spendings? by BluntCrazeMan: 8:56pm On Jan 02
God1000:
happy new year Mr moderator
The Guy Can Delete For Afrikka.
Re: Who Carries Out The Oversight Functions For Local Governments’ Budget Spendings? by God1000(m): 8:57pm On Jan 02
BluntCrazeMan:
The Guy Can Delete For Afrikka.
lol, you mean he deletes people's accounts? He deleted one of my posts few days ago sha.

But if we all observe the rules, then he won't do such, some people often post offensive comments here, though mine was about self actualisation
Re: Who Carries Out The Oversight Functions For Local Governments’ Budget Spendings? by BluntCrazeMan: 7:36pm On Jan 03
fergie001:


Yes, the Local Government is guaranteed, but it is a creation of the State Government. Thus, it is mandatory for the state to ensure the existence of a Local Government.

Sections 162(5), 162(6) also empowers the State Government to exert financial control on the Local Government.
See...Attorney General of Ogun State v Attorney General of the Federation

By virtue of Section 2(2), the Constitution made Nigeria a Federation consisting the Federal and State Governments.

Going further, the 1999 Constitution arrogates legislative powers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Federal and State Governments...(without a mention of the Local Government).

The powers of Section 7..you mentioned above shows the dependency of the Local Governments on State Governments.
See...Chief Sule Balogun v Attorney General of Lagos State

Whilst many will concede on the powers of the Local Government Legislative Council....I believe they are like a toothless bulldog because they are products of the House of Assembly.

Infact, in many States...the States Houses of Assemblys, through the Local Government Laws empowers the State Houses of Assemblys to ratify resolutions of the LGLC, before proceedings can continue.

However, the Governor can sack same officials after ratification from the House of Assembly.




What is legislative competence?
The authority to make laws...Your statements above now become contradictory.


This is Correct.
I think I can now see it clearly..
Section-162(8.) made it very clear.
Section-162(8.) The amount standing to the credit of Local Government Councils of a State shall be distributed among the Local Government Councils of that State on such terms and in such manner as may be prescribed by the House of Assembly of the State.

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Since the House Of Assembly of the State is supposed to prescribe the terms and manner of distributing the funds to the Local Government Councils within the State, then they are also entitled to know how it is being spent, and they should ask questions too.
Thus, they are also supposed to perform Oversight Functions.
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You're Correct.

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Re: Who Carries Out The Oversight Functions For Local Governments’ Budget Spendings? by BluntCrazeMan: 7:38pm On Jan 03
BluntCrazeMan:
I think I can now see it clearly..
Section-162(8.) made it very clear.

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Since the House Of Assembly of the State is supposed to prescribe the terms and manner of distributing the funds to the Local Government Councils within the State, then they are also entitled to know how it is being spent, and they should ask questions too.
Thus, they are also supposed to perform Oversight Functions.
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You're Correct.
Mynd44,, I guess you might want to see the Nigerian Constitution - 1999 - Section-162; Sub-Sections (3), (5), (6), (7) and (8.).. Pay great attention to Sub-Section (8.).
The answer to the question is there.
Re: Who Carries Out The Oversight Functions For Local Governments’ Budget Spendings? by fergie001: 8:20pm On Jan 03
BluntCrazeMan:
I think I can now see it clearly..
Section-162(8.) made it very clear.

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Since the House Of Assembly of the State is supposed to prescribe the terms and manner of distributing the funds to the Local Government Councils within the State, then they are also entitled to know how it is being spent, and they should ask questions too.
Thus, they are also supposed to perform Oversight Functions.
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You're Correct.
Apt.....

The Constitution isn't helping us @ all.........So much inconsistencies has made State Governors become Emperors..
Re: Who Carries Out The Oversight Functions For Local Governments’ Budget Spendings? by tk4rd: 6:44am On Jan 14
Lalasticlala,
Seun

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