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CACOL calls for review of security vote

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership has called for a review of the budgetary allocation usually called security votes by the federal, state and local governments across the country.

The group made the call in a statement released on Monday while responding to a recent revelation by Transparency International that Federal and State Governments spend over N240 billion on security votes annually purportedly for tackling unexpected security issues.

The Executive Chairman, CACOL, Mr. Debo Adeniran, asked the Government to capture these allocations as security allowances appropriated for chief executives of the three tiers of government in annual budgetary estimates.

Adeniran said, “The current arrangement whereby chief executives of various tiers of government disburse security votes- which is a carry-over from the military era- as it pleases them creates room for massive corruption.

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