The Kano Business mogul Aminu Alhassan Dantata said local government financial autonomy is a precondition to Nigeria’s development.
Dantata made the appealed at the coronation ceremony of Aminu Ado Bayero as the 58th Emir of Kano on Saturday.
He said lack of autonomy to local government councils in the country has worsened the already fragile socioeconomic status of Nigerians.
He added that if local government become financially autonomous, the socioeconomic challenges being experienced will drastically reduced.
“People benefit from the government closest to them.
“Things have deteriorated in this country, because governors denied local government financial autonomy,” he said.
Dantata advocated for constitutional role to traditional rulers in Nigeria.
According to him traditional rulers have better knowledge of people and surrounding environment, being the closest to citizens.