Why Local Government Autonomy Matters!


The present crop of Local Government Chief Executives Officers in Benue state have just complete one year of their two year tenures.

They were sworn in on 22nd June 2020.

People find it difficult to stomach the fact that they are been scammed by lying Politicians everyday- Anonymous

Recently, the Benue state Independent Print Publishers Association of Nigeria IPPAN went on a media tour to assess how the Local Government chairmen and chairwomen had performed since they took office.

And the reports coming from the media tour is that of disappointment and abysmal performance.

Some of the things the chairmen showed as their achievements is laughable and at most shameful.

None of the council chairmen or women could give a detail account of how much each got as their share of the Federal Allocation and the constitutionally state 10% IGR mandatory remittance to the local government council as well as how they expended the funds.

Though no one had expected the Local Government Chief executives to do anything outstanding in terms of development given the alleged strangled-hold that Nigerian state governors have on the finances of the local governments in their respective states.

“I could not do much because of paucity of funds”, lamented one of the Local government chairman visited.

But the Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has repeatedly said he does not temper with the Local government finances.

Speaking on a radio Benue programme sometimes ago, Governor Samuel Ortom said he is not one of those Governors who temper with local government finances.

However, an InfoTAG Benue investigation showed that between July 2020 to February 2021, eight months in the first year of their two year tenure, the least each of the local government councils got as their local government share from the monthly federal allocation is more than One billion Naira.

So if the Governor does not temper with the local government finances, then why are the chairmen and women complaining about ‘paucity of funds’?

Or is it that the council chairmen and women cannot prudently manage over a billion naira in their respective councils?

Something is not just right!

The lamentation and frustrations of the council chairmen highlight the ongoing struggle over the need to grant local government financial autonomy which the federal government is taking the lead but is fiercely been resisted by state governors.

In the last 10 years (2010-2020) the total FAAC accrued to the local governments is Benue state is over N470bn with very little real development outcomes to show that such amount of money ever accrued to the councils.

Interestingly, 80 % of the state population reside in the local governments where real development outcomes are lacking.

Therefore, granting local governments financial and personnel autonomy is imperative if the majority of Benue citizens who live in different parts of the state are to experience real and positive development outcomes.


  1. Qago offers powerful yet affordable VPS servers, Dedicated servers and webhosting. Since our founding in 2020, we supply numerous customers from various countries in Europe and around the world. Our focus is on providing reliable hosting services in Europe.

    Our team has more than 10 years of experience in hosting and can thus respond to the individual needs of our customers. Beside our experience we trust in our in-house development. To obtain the best performance, our host systems are based on the latest technology and only consists enterprise hardware parts. We are monitoring all our services 24/7.

  2. The Best Way Is To Sell Online
    Looking for grow your buisness by 300% with the best team!
    We’ve spent over 25 years combined in the knowledge industry sharing what we know to help millions of people see a better path to success… and now we’ve taken our collective experience and built the most complete tool for launching or scaling your own business or workshop with less complexity and the resources needed to succeed

  3. Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your post seem to be running off the screen in Opera. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The style and design look great though! Hope you get the problem fixed soon. Cheers


  4. Dear Madame, Dear Sirs!

    Organic growth of factors influencing consumer behaviour.
    website: xn—-ftbeand5abdikisgee.xn--p1ai/home/

    Behavioural factors are certain actions of visitors on the website, such as:
    logging in to the online resource, viewing pages, time spent on the online resource, “clicks” on links, repeated returns to the online resource.

    Unique Trading Offer:
    Large-scale placement of your ads on the web in order to attract potential customers.
    Growth of factors influencing consumer behaviour occurs by the mass placement of your ads without specifying the address of your online resource, but with the indication of other features identifying only your company according to which you currently become number one in the top. These features can include a phone, a unique name of the website or company, an identifier (product code, number, services, promotions), a physical address of the company and etc.

    The large-scale attraction of customers to your internet resource, services and products.
    Growth of factors influencing consumer behaviour.

    An increase in online resource visitors who will find your internet resource directly from ads using search as well as through additional results of a search itself related to a large range of user queries on your subject.

    1. Mass promotion.
    2. Quick placement.
    3. Cost.
    4. Placement by subject.
    5. The widest reach.
    6. Targeting.
    7. Growth of behavioural factors.


    1.Large-scale attraction of potential customers to your products and services through direct traffic from ads.
    2.Promotion of your internet resource, due to search engine beginning to additionally suggest it for a large range of key queries based on your topic.
    3. The absence of “bans” and “filters” of search engines, due to ads being placed without an indication of an live link to the website.
    4. An increase in online resource traffic, which leads to an increase in orders and an expansion of the client base.
    5. “Warm traffic”, since only engaged visitors visit the internet resource.
    6. Attraction of legal entities and individuals.
    7. Analysis of demand for goods and services.
    8.Placement of your ads in different countries all over the world.


    Ads are placed: on forums, on billboards, in guest books, in comments, in catalogues .
    Ads are placed on your: websites, landing pages, phones, YouTube videos, social media accounts, and on links to your other ads.

    In this ad a ban by search is not possible, since ads are published without specifying an live link to the web page.

    Working method:
    You send us the text of the ad, where your unique name and identifier is indicated at the end of the message, according to which an interested user can easily find your internet resource in search results in order to get more information about your service.
    To do this, a unique name or identifier must be published in the appropriate section of your online resource и quickly be found in search.

    Randomisation of ads is done according to the formula, which is accepted by many programs. As a result of randomisation, a lot of unique ads are obtained from one ad variant.

    This is obtained as a result of manually synomising the ad text, while the meaning of the messages does not change and remains understandable.

    website: xn—-ftbeand5abdikisgee.xn--p1ai/home/

  5. Безопасно и быстро предлагаем провести процедуру аборта таблетками с полным медицинским сопровождением при комплексной цене без непредвиденных затрат! По предварительной записи, вы можете мифепристон и мизопростол купить без рецепта, Украина, с гарантией качества препарата и с необходимым наблюдением на время осуществления медаборта. Мы поможем в трудное для вас время толерантно и анонимно. На сайте есть про медикаментозный аборт форум с вопросами и ответами, медикаментозное прерывание беременности отзывы о процедуре, полный списов FAQ, комментарии врача по побочным эфектам после процедуры.
    Запишитесь на медикаментозное прерывание беременности в Киеве без затягивания времени, так как процедура эфективна на 95-98% на раннем сроке до 7 недель по УЗИ. Также есть вакуум регуляция на разном сроке 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 недель. В пакет входит общий наркоз, УЗИ, анализы. Вакуумный аборт цена в Киеве в клинике MedAbortHelp — зависит от срока, но доступна каждой, без переплат.
    Не рекомендуем прерывание на дому, запишитесь к нам, лицензия и ответственность — залог вашей безопасности, при доступной цене.
    По предварительной записи можно осуществить прерывание беременности в Киеве в удобной локации. В MedAbortHelp можно купить мифепристон Украина, принять под контролем доктора для прерывания беременности без хирургического вмешательства. Медаборт проходит абсолютно без применение анестезии и хирургического вмешательства, исключая травматизм эндометрия и шейки матки, сохраняется полость матки.
    Medabort Kiev Ua: купить таблетки для прерывания беременности

  6. I just could not go away your web site before suggesting that I extremely loved the usual info a person provide in your guests? Is gonna be again frequently to investigate cross-check new posts.

  7. I don’t even know how I ended up right here, however I assumed this put up was good.
    I do not realize who you might be but definitely you are going to a well-known blogger in the
    event you aren’t already. Cheers!

  8. I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your sites really nice, keep it up!
    I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back later
    on. Many thanks

  9. Woah! I’m really enjoying the template/theme of this website.
    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s challenging to get
    that “perfect balance” between superb usability and visual appeal.
    I must say you’ve done a fantastic job with this.
    In addition, the blog loads very fast for me on Safari.
    Exceptional Blog!

  10. Wow, marvelous weblog layout! How lengthy have you been blogging for? you made running a blog look easy. The overall glance of your website is magnificent, as neatly as the content material!

  11. An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a coworker
    who has been conducting a little research on this. And he actually ordered
    me breakfast due to the fact that I found it for him…
    lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanx for spending the time to discuss this issue here on your site.

  12. I used to be recommended this blog via my cousin. I am
    no longer certain whether or not this submit is written through him as no one else know such detailed about
    my difficulty. You are amazing! Thanks!

  13. I like the helpful information you supply for your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your weblog and check again right here regularly.
    I am slightly certain I’ll be informed a lot of new stuff proper right
    here! Best of luck for the next!

    Here is my homepage: diaper deals

  14. First off I would like to say excellent blog! I had a quick question in which I’d
    like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to know how you center
    yourself and clear your head before writing. I have had trouble clearing my mind in getting my ideas out.
    I truly do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be lost
    just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or hints?

    Check out my webpage: module exams

  15. I simply desired to say thanks again. I am
    not sure the things I would have sorted out in the absence of the
    entire basics discussed by you concerning that subject. It had been a fearsome dilemma in my
    position, nevertheless spending time with the specialized style you treated that took me
    to cry over delight. Extremely happier for your help and in addition wish you recognize what a
    great job that you’re carrying out training the mediocre ones through your websites.

    I am certain you have never got to know any of us.

    Feel free to surf to my site – pmp exam simulator (Jesus)

  16. I keep listening to the news bulletin lecture about receiving free online grant applications so I have been looking around for the most excellent site to get one. Could you advise me please, where could i acquire some?

  17. Hey there! I’ve been reading your blog for some time now and finally got the bravery to
    go ahead and give you a shout out from Huffman Texas!
    Just wanted to say keep up the good work!

    my homepage – exam hall (Faye)

  18. You’re so interesting! I don’t think I’ve read something like that before.
    So good to discover another person with genuine thoughts on this subject.
    Seriously.. many thanks for starting this up.
    This web site is something that is required on the internet,
    someone with a little originality!

    my web blog; nclex test questions, Ngan,

  19. Hello, i think that i noticed you visited my web site thus i
    came to ?go back the favor?.I am trying to to find issues to enhance my web site!I guess its
    ok to make use of some of your ideas!!

    Feel free to visit my webpage :: certified professional coder [Jacinto]

  20. First of all I would like to say excellent blog! I had a quick question which
    I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to know how
    you center yourself and clear your mind prior to writing.
    I’ve had difficulty clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas out there.
    I do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first
    10 to 15 minutes are generally lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or hints?

    Appreciate it!

    Feel free to visit my web-site microsoft exam (Berenice)

  21. Admiring the hard work you put into your site and detailed information you offer.
    It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same
    old rehashed material. Great read! I’ve saved your site and
    I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

    Also visit my site: free study materials – Torsten,

  22. “Can I simply just say what a relief to discover someone that actually understands what they are talking about online. You certainly know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More and more people need to read this and understand this side of your story. I can’t believe you are not more popular since you definitely possess the gift.”

  23. Hello my friend! I want to say that this post
    is awesome, great written and include almost all significant
    infos. I would like to see extra posts like this.

    Feel free to visit my web-site :: lpi certification (Elmo)

  24. Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it is truly informative.
    I?m going to watch out for brussels. I?ll be grateful if you continue this in future.
    Numerous people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

    Feel free to surf to my web page: core exams

  25. I simply needed to thank you so much yet again. I am not sure what
    I would have taken care of without the type of ideas shared by you over this subject.

    It had been a very distressing scenario in my
    opinion, but witnessing the very specialized way you solved that took me to leap for joy.
    I’m just thankful for your information and then wish you comprehend what an amazing job
    your are carrying out teaching others with the aid of your webblog.
    Probably you’ve never met all of us.

    my blog post – nclex test questions (cheaperseeker.com)

  26. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this
    website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
    Plz answer back as I’m looking to construct my own blog and would like
    to find out where u got this from. thank you

    Also visit my web page exam tips (Krystle)

  27. I simply desired to say thanks all over again. I’m not certain the things I might have accomplished in the absence
    of the hints shown by you regarding such industry. It has
    been a very traumatic condition for me personally, however , encountering the expert fashion you dealt with that forced me
    to cry for fulfillment. Extremely thankful for your information and then wish you recognize what a powerful job you have been carrying out teaching
    other individuals with the aid of your web page. I know that you have never met any of us.

    my page: career advice (Christopher)

  28. Admiring the commitment you put into your site and in depth information you present.
    It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t
    fail the exam same unwanted rehashed material.
    Wonderful read! I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  29. I simply wished to appreciate you again. I do not know the
    things I would’ve made to happen in the absence of the secrets revealed by you concerning that industry.

    It absolutely was a real alarming case in my position, however ,
    coming across the very professional avenue you resolved the issue forced me to cry with delight.

    I am just grateful for the help and hope that you realize what an amazing job you’re undertaking teaching other individuals all
    through your web site. Most probably you haven’t encountered any of

    Feel free to visit my blog post medical billing certification (Candida)