Tinubu holds closed-door meeting with govs after talks with Labour leaders

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has convened a crucial closed-door meeting with Vice President Kashim Shettima and a select group of governors at the State House in Abuja.

The meeting commenced immediately after Tinubu’s discussions with organised Labour leaders earlier today, focusing on critical national issues including the anticipated new minimum wage.

Among the governors present are AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, Charles Soludo of Anambra, and Usman Ododo of Kogi, alongside the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF).

While the specific agenda of the closed-door session remains undisclosed, it comes in the wake of a landmark Supreme Court ruling affirming the financial autonomy of local government councils across Nigeria.

AThe Supreme Court’s decision mandates that federal funds allocated to local governments be directly disbursed to them, bypassing state government control. Additionally, the Court declared the dissolution of democratically elected local governments by governors as unconstitutional, directing the federal government to withhold allocations from local governments governed by appointed officials.

The Supreme Court’s verdict, delivered in response to a suit filed by the Attorney General of the Federation seeking autonomy for local government administrations, has been hailed as a victory for grassroots governance and federal oversight.

We shall keep you updated on the outcomes and implications of Tinubu’s closed-door meeting with governors, as discussions continue to shape the trajectory of governance and policy in Nigeria.

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