Chairmen of local governments in Nigeria have called for the upward review of fund allocation to the third tier of government to enhance development at the grassroots.
The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) National President Kolade Alabi made the call on Thursday during a two- day retreat in Abuja.
Alabi said the fund currently being allocated to local governments was grossly inadequate to drive development.
He said the ALGON with the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) are exploring greater synergy to engender more development at the grassroots.
Alabi said the retreat would come up with a five-year strategic development master plan that would change the narrative of the last tier of government.
He, however, reiterated that tinkering with the revenue formula is key to drive growth and development in the third tier of government.