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No Excuses, It’s Time To Restructure Nigeria – El-Rufai Insists

No Excuses, It’s Time To Restructure Nigeria, El-Rufai Insists

The governor of kaduna state, Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai maintain that restructuring Nigeria is in the best interest of ensuring sustainable development.

The governor said this while speaking at a public lecture to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Arewa House, held in Kaduna on Saturday.

El-Rufai, who cited the 2018 recommendations of the APC committee on restructuring, noted that there was a need to reorganise the country’s constitutional framework in order to give states more control over certain resources.

El-Rufai explained that states should have more control over the police, oil and gas resources, minerals, correctional facilities, stamp duties, registration of business names, among others.

He said:

I am not aware of any significant constituency that is against the idea that states should exercise consequential powers, assume more responsibilities and control resources to enable them deliver better outcomes for those they govern. This will empower state governments to cease passing the buck to the president and the federal government when most of the problems our citizens face daily as a nation are, and can be solved by improved and focused governance at the states’ levels.

It is time to make this sort of well-defined restructuring work, for the benefit of the peoples of this country.

The report of our APC true federalism committee puts in one place the recommendations, and the legislative amendments to give life to a restructured polity. I therefore call on our federal legislators and the national assembly ad hoc committee on constitutional review to take advantage of our report and initiate the constitutional and legislative amendments in either a piece-meal or comprehensive manner without further delay.

We, therefore, have no excuse not to seize this moment and do the heavy lifting for our country and our people. It is in our hands to make the structures, laws and constitutional arrangements in our country conducive to modern governance that will ensure our nation thrives in the 21st century.


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