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Fayemi advocates restructuring, devolution of powers

By Muyiwa Adeyemi (Politics Editor)
18 May 2022   |   4:03 am
Ekiti State Governor and presidential aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has reiterated the need for Nigeria to be re-organised, saying that this remains the only way to correct the challenges facing it.

Fayemi. Photo/facebook/JKayodeFayemi

Seeks strengthening of local council system
Ekiti State Governor and presidential aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has reiterated the need for Nigeria to be re-organised, saying that this remains the only way to correct the challenges facing it.

Fayemi, who spoke yesterday in Abuja, during the yearly lecture organised by the Leadership Newspapers Group, re-affirmed his stance that Nigeria needs “an all-round reset” necessary for national rebirth, considering the plethora of challenges confronting it.

In attendance at the event were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), Gombe State Governor Muhammad Inua Yahaya, his Bauchi counterpart, Bala Mohammed and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister, Mohammed Musa Bello, among others.

The Ekiti State governor, who admitted that reforming a political system is a “permanent work in progress,” noted that the nation does not need a make-shift and short-term approach, which would only resolve “some immediate problems for a season.”

He said greater attention should be placed on strengthening the local council system, devolution of more powers over internal security, decentralisation of the polity and adoption of a fiscal federalism, among others.

Fayemi said there were changes, which Nigerians are advocating, adding that when leadership is able to understand these challenges and summons the will and courage to surmount them, the belief of Nigerians in the viability of the Nigerian project becomes rekindled.

He, therefore, urged Nigerians not to lose hope but rise to do the right thing so that “we can open a new chapter in our journey of unfinished greatness.”