SOUTH-SOUTH GOVERNORS DEMAND RESTRUCTURING, DEVOLUTION OF POWERS

Written by on November 25, 2020

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SOUTH-SOUTH GOVERNORS’ FORUM AND GOVERNOR OF DELTA, SEN. IFEANYI OKOWA, WHO PRESENTED THE REGION’S DEMAND, SAID THAT THE NATION IS NOT AT PEACE BECAUSE THE COUNTRY HAS FAILED TO PRACTICE TRUE FEDERALISM.

GOVERNOR OKOWA SAYS NOW IS THE TIME TO RESTORE THE COUNTRY BACK TO A TRUE FEDERATION WITH ALL THE ATTRIBUTES AND NUANCES OF A FEDERAL STATE.

HE SAYS “FOR THOSE IN THE SOUTH-SOUTH, THE #ENDSARS PROTEST IS A METAPHOR OF ALMOST ALL THAT IS WRONG WITH US, OUR REFUSAL TO PROPERLY UNDERSTAND ISSUES, AND IMBIBE AND ENTRENCH THE VIRTUES OF JUSTICE, FAIRNESS AND EQUITY.

ACCORDING TO HIM, THE PREVIOUS SYSTEM OF TRUE FEDERALISM WAS JETTISONED AND IT CREATED A POWERFUL CENTRE CONTROLLING AND DISTRIBUTING ALL THE RESOURCES UNEVENLY.

STRESSING THAT THERE IS NOW A STRONG DESIRE TO RESTRUCTURE THE COUNTRY IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE PEACE, SECURITY, STABILITY AND PROGRESS OF THE NATION.

THE DELTAS NUMBER PONE MAN SAYS THE REGION DEMANDS TRUE FEDERALISM AND DEVOLUTION OF POWERS TO THE STATES, INCLUDING CREATING AND MANAGING THEIR OWN POLICE AND SECURITY ARCHITECTURE, TRUE FISCAL FEDERALISM GUIDED BY THE PRINCIPLE OF DERIVATION, REVENUE SHARING AND CONTROL OF RESOURCES BY EACH STATE.


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