Independence Day: Nigeria in dire need of power devolution – Akeredolu
Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the Governor of Ondo State and Chairman of the Southern Nigeria Governors Forum, has said that the nation urgently needs power
devolution that will support the regions, lessen unrest, and address the nation’s problems holistically.The theme of the celebration was ‘Rep Your Tribe’ and it saw staff members indeed repping their ethnic groups.0 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated Nigerians on the celebration of the country’s 62nd Independence Day anniversary, assuring that the nation will rise again.“There is over-concentration in the Federal Government with multiple duplications of agencies leading to the creation of parallel bureaucracies,” Atiku said in a broadcast late Wednesday.
In order to solve the multitude of issues the country is currently facing, Akeredolu also urged for coordinated efforts.In a statement signed by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, congratulating Nigerians on the occasion of the nation’s 62nd Independence anniversary, Akeredolu urged the people to maintain their faith in the nation and embrace peace.See the photos:.Also, Akeredolu urged voters to make the right choice when casting their ballots in the general election of 2023.The PDP presidential candidate said that Nigeria had come a long way after independence 62 years ago, passing through different phases of challenges.“No doubt, our country is going through difficult times.It is time for us to rethink this pseudo federalism and heed the calls by sub-nationals to restructure the polity in a way that will engender progress and development.Atiku’s comment is the latest in the calls for Nigeria to be restructured along the lines of fiscal federalism and devolution of certain responsibilities in the exclusive legislative list solely controlled by the Federal Government.
It is the only way to solve the current socio-economic problems facing the country..“The federating units must not be over-dependent on the Federal Government.The over-centralization of the polity is the very bane of our collective existence as a country.There must be a total departure from this tread.“Nigerians should elect leaders who are individuals with proven track records of being protagonists of unity and peace.The current situation must not linger for far too long.
” Akeredolu urged voters to support a candidate in the 2023 election who has years of experience, competence, capacity, and reach.He also urged voters to consider the necessity of advancing equality and fairness by transferring power to the south.” He called on all people of faiths across the country not to relent in their prayers to God to keep Nigeria as a country of peace and prosperity for the good of all its people.He expressed optimism that the nation will overcome its enduring difficulties and that prosperity, peace, and progress would reverberate throughout the land.Related Topics:.
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