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Adamawa Challenges Federal Revenue Deductions in Supreme Court

By Zakariyya Aliyu Gwaram

The Adamawa State Government has petitioned the Supreme Court for an interpretation of Section 162 (1), (2), and (3) of the Constitution, focusing on the distribution of revenue from the Federation Account.

The State argues that the Constitution mandates the entire sum in the Federation Account be distributed among all levels of government without deductions, unless expressly permitted by law.

Key points in Adamawa’s argument include:Strict Adherence to the Constitution,Inclusion of All revenue collected, except those explicitly exempted by the Constitution, must be paid into the Federation Account for equitable distribution,The Federal Government should not have the discretion to withhold or deduct revenue for purposes not expressly permitted by the Constitution.

The Adamawa State Government seeks a declaration from the Supreme Court that the entire revenue from the Federation Account should be distributed without unauthorized deductions, Any deductions or withholdings without constitutional backing are unconstitutional,The Federal Government’s discretion in managing revenue is limited to constitutional allowances.

The press statement released by Humwashi Wonosikou, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, emphasized the need for a transparent and constitutional approach to revenue distribution, aiming to prevent arbitrary deductions or withholdings by the Federal Government.


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