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Supreme Court bars Nigerian govs from dissolving LG councils

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The Supreme Court on Thursday barred governors from dissolving democratically elected local government councils.

The court ruled in a landmark judgement on Thursday, doing so amounts to a breach of the 1999 Constitution.

The apex court said the defendants (governors) just wasted their time in the suit.

It was reported earlier that the Supreme court granted financial autonomy to the 774 local government councils in the country.

In its lead judgement read by Justice Emmanuel Agim, the Supreme court scolded governors for their decades-long refusal of autonomy for local governments.