Breaking: Supreme Court docket set to ship judgment on LG autonomy


The Supreme Court docket will Thursday ship judgement within the native authorities autonomy go well with instituted by the Federal Authorities in opposition to the 36 state governors of the federation.

The go well with it could be recalled was filed by the Legal professional-Basic of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), is looking for full autonomy for the 774 native governments within the nation.

A reputable supply advised Blueprint that each one events within the go well with have been notified.

On the earlier listening to within the matter, a seven-man panel of Justices led by Justice Garba Lawal, reserved judgment within the go well with and said that events within the go well with could be notified of the judgment date after the AGF, the state Legal professional-Generals or their representatives introduced their instances for adjudication.

Whereas Fagbemi represented the federal authorities within the go well with, the 36 state governors the place represented by their AG’s or Senior personal attorneys who introduced their arguments on the state’s behalf.

All 36 states sued opposed the Federal authorities’s go well with and prayed the Supreme Court docket to dismiss the go well with.

The AGF within the go well with requested the apex Court docket to grant all of the reliefs sought by the Federal Authorities within the go well with and grant the native governments full autonomy because the third tier of presidency in Nigeria as said within the structure.

He prayed the apex Court docket to order direct allocation of funds from the federation account to the native governments.

The AGF additionally prayed for an order prohibiting illegal dissolution of native authorities officers by the state governors and requested the Court docket to ban appointment of caretaker committees.

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