Adamawa Can’t Hold Council Election Now, Says Speaker

Adamawa State Governor, Jibrillah Bindow
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From Tom Garba, Yola
Speaker, Adamawa State House of Assembly, Hon Kabiru Mijinyawa, has disclosed that the state government may not be able to hold local government elections in the near future.
Kabiru stated this when the officials of the state chapter of Inter-party Advisory Council (IPAC) paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Yola.
According to him, the state does not have the requisite fund on ground to conduct the local government polls within the shortest possible time.
His words: “I don’t think the state has the money to conduct local polls soon or within a shortest possible time because there is money to do that.”
In his submission, chairman of the group, Malam Sa’ad Adamu Danmaiyashi, appealed to the Speaker to help the less privileged in the state by making good laws to uplift them.
He also urged the Speaker to make local governments in the state to be truly independent by allowing them to operate in full autonomy as the third tier of government.
According to him, local governments in the state were financially short-changed by the previous government.
Danmaiyash observed: “Some local governments cannot pay salaries now. The federal allocation to them will show that they have N140 million but they end up receiving N25 million which cannot even pay their salaries.”

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