Why Reps support govs on restructuring, others, by Idahosa
A member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dennis Idahosa, yesterday, gave reasons his colleagues from the south threw their weight behind the stand of southern governors on restructuring, open grazing and insecurity.
The governors, at a meeting in Asaba, Delta State on Tuesday, unanimously called for restructuring of the country and prohibition of open grazing in the region, among other positions.
According to Idahosa, the decision to support the southern governors was taken to ensure continued existence of Nigeria.
Idahosa, who represents Ovia Federal Constituency of Edo State, said it was time for those that are genuinely concerned about the progress and survival of Nigeria as one entity to speak truth to power.
According to him, the stand of the governors on open grazing, devolution of power, among others, is part of efforts aimed at proffering solution to the challenges confronting the country.
“On the ban on open grazing, we support the recommendation that the Federal Government should provide alternative and modern livestock management style that does not constitute any security and economic challenge to the nation.
“This position is in firm reinstatement of our insistence that our nation must exist and be governed on the platform of democratic tenets of social justice, equity, fairness, mutual respect, true federalism, rule of law and constitutional order.
“We are ready to deploy all legislative instruments at our disposal for the actualisation of these decisions,” he stated.
Idahosa, who is the Chairman of House Committee on Legislative Compliance, said the lawmakers desired to see one Nigeria where things would work for all, irrespective of religion, tribe, and political party affiliation.
According to him, no fewer than 27 lawmakers from the 17 southern states attended the meeting and support the position of the governors.
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