The abolition of the state joint local government account is one of the highlights Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, presented to the Senate today.
Senator Ekweremadu also said that the Senate constitution committee adopted the recommendation to create a mayoral seat for the Federal Capital Territory.
He noted that the committee, inaugurated on January, Thirteen, 2016 had a clear mandate to reprocess the aspects of the Fourth Alteration Bill that had gained national consensus and enjoyed huge good-will from the general public, states, non-governmental organizations and international development organizations.
On local government administration, Senator Ekweremadu said that Section Seven of the Constitution was amended essentially to strengthen local government administration in Nigeria.
Members of the committee, he pointed believed that amendments will ensure effective service delivery and insulate local governments from undue and counter-productive interferences from state governments.