The Leader of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, said on Sunday that the National Assembly had no legal authority to query state governments on how they chose to spend their money.
Gbajabiamila, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress from Lagos State, stated that the authority to query the expenditure of states resided in the state Houses of Assembly.
He also noted that so long as the legality or otherwise of the controversial Excess Crude Account had yet to be decided by the courts, the ECA would remain in operation as a property of the three tiers of government.
Gbajabiamila, a lawyer, argued that if state governors, being co-owners of the ECA, decided that their share should be used to prosecute the war against Boko Haram, it was not within the powers of the National Assembly to question them.
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