The attention of the Interim Management Committee of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) has been drawn to some online publications stating that ALGON consented to the payment of billions of Naira for a decade to Prince Munir Ned Nwoko.
I will like to state it categorically that the Interim Management Committee of ALGON is not aware of the terms of settlement that led to the consent judgment. It was neither signed nor authorized by it, but was sanctioned by the dissolved Hon. Kolade Alabi led exco to plunge the 774 Local Governments in Nigeria into further financial crises without consulting the chairmen of the respective Local Governments across the country.
It is quite unfortunate that ALGON with a core mandate of protecting the interest of 774 Local Governments across the country is now being used by not up to ten (10) chairmen to approve payments for jobs/contracts not executed and/or consultancies not rendered without any approval by ALGON NEC but few embattled exco.
I hereby call on the respective State Governors and Local Government Chairmen across the country to timeously appeal the judgment as a party whose interest will be affected by it and file necessary documents to stall the payment for the contract and other similar ones, so that the activities of the third tier of government will not be paralysed by the economic saboteurs within and their cronies outside ALGON.
Sign: Muhammed Abubakar