Governance at the grass root remains a very crucial issue that we need to seriously address in Nigeria. Most of our concerns are concentrated at the federal level and some at the state level. But the people by our door steps go looting our treasury unnoticed. We have 774 local government areas in Nigeria.
We hear little or nothing about the activities of the chairmen, councilors and supervisory councilors but a lot of money goes in to that level of governance every month. They get billions of naira allocations every time and nothing seems to be happening at the grass root.
It has so much be neglected that we have even illiterates holding positions of authorities at this level of governance. Not only that they are illiterate but they are not at all fit to represent you and I.
The allocation varies from excess of N80million to N300million for each local govt. All the 774 LGA got N108.9billion for October 2006 (http://www.fmf.gov.ng/fileupload/lgc_FAAC_Sept2006.pdf). Let all imagine how much this could had affected positive changes in the country if we all give it concern as much as we give the federal level of governance.
It is high time we divert some of our attentions to the grass root,
God bless Nigeria