Why is Akwa Ibom state having 31 LGAs while Rivers state has 23 LGAs? The 2006 census told us that Rivers has 5.1 million population while Akwa Ibom has 3.9 million. What then is the reason for this divisively skewed political arrangement?
Kano has 9.4 million population and 44 LGAs while Lagos has 9.1 million population and 20 LGAs. What sort of calculation produced this LGAs allocations?
Examples can be found in nearly all states and regions
This is the reason I am opposed to LGA autonomy. I see it as a clever attempt to legitimise a corrupt, retrogressive, oppressive political structure and a smokescreen for restructuring.
Join us in educating Nigerians to see the incredible monster behind this veil. Local governments and other administrative units are created by states (federating units) in a federal system not by the central government.
Nigeria’s days are numbered.Only honest, intelligent restructuring will save it!
WRITTEN BY: MBE NWANIGA