State governments are crippling Local councils – Babatunde Rotinwa

Former Head of Service in Lagos State, Babatunde Rotinwa on Monday accused the State governments in Nigeria for usurping the powers and responsibilities of the local government councils.

Mr Rotinwa disclosed this while responding to questions on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily.

He said the structure of the local government council according to the first schedule of the Nigeria constitution consists of elected officials whose primary responsibilities is to bring government closer to the grassroot communities.

“Rather than allow them perform these functions, the state governments come under the excuse of so many things to corner the resources of the local governments and make the delivery of services at the grassroot almost impossible,” he said.