The Lagos State House of Assembly has set up an Ad-hoc Committee to determine whether the state government complies fully with the allocation formula in the disbursement of funds to Local Government Areas, as stipulated in the state Joint Local Government Account Committee Law of 2003.
The House in a motion sponsored by the Leader of the House, Ajibayo Adeyeye and nineteen other lawmakers was not happy with the modalities for the distribution of funds to the councils.
The lawmakers also alleged that the pattern of disbursement was done in contravention of the constitutional provisions and extant laws of the state.
Meanwhile, the House has directed the Commissioner for Finance, Adetokunbo Abiru to stop further payments in respect of Joint Account Allocation Committee pending a resolution of the House in order to prevent further breaches of the law, except the payment of salaries of pensionable and non-pensionable staff.
The lawmakers also directed the Accountant General of the state to furnish the House with the reports in respect of payment made to each Local Government in the state from 2009 till date in compliance with section 9 of the JAAC law.