Yet Money Remains in State Government’s Hands Amidst Challenges and Calls for Financial Autonomy
Saki, a town in Oyo State, Nigeria, received a federal allocation of ₦259,817,619.54 for the month of April. However, the funds are still withheld in the pulse of the state government, raising concerns among the town’s residents.
Despite the allocation, Saki is grappling with a series of challenges, including infrastructural development, education, healthcare, and employment opportunities. The delay in releasing the funds has only exacerbated the situation, leaving the town in dire need of financial support.
Governor Seyi Makinde is facing growing demands from Saki’s community leaders and residents for financial autonomy. They argue that local governments should have greater control over their funds to address the specific needs of their communities effectively.
As the situation unfolds, tensions rise, and the call for transparency and accountability in the allocation and utilization of funds becomes more urgent. Saki’s citizens are anxiously awaiting a resolution to ensure their town’s development and progress are not hindered by bureaucratic hurdles.