Falana faults Ambode on appointment of sole administrators for councils

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos
Popular lawyer and human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana has faulted the decision of Lagos State Government to appoint sole administrators to man the 57 local governments and local council development areas of the state.Falana spoke at the 23rd anniversary lecture of June 12, 1993 Presidential election organised by the The Lagos State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Sunday.

Falana noted that the swearing in of the new council helmsmen,  scheduled to hold on Monday is unconstitutional and that all lovers of  true federalism must condemned the action.

He lamented that the third tier of government has become an appendage of state governments, saying that with the provisions of Section 7 of  the 1999 Constitution, the action of the state government is illegal.
“Ambode has just appointed 57 sole administrators in Lagos, I understand they want to swear them in, it is wrong and it is unconstitutional. We must not allow vision-less people to rule us again”, he said.

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