Politics Atiku Speaks: 4 Main Steps to Restructure Nigeria and Experience Progress


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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has revealed four steps to restructuring Nigeria.

He said the current system is not sustainable and the country won't develop until it is restructured.

According to him,

  • We should, first, dispassionately and painstakingly re-visit our 36-state structure vis-a-vis the idea of overly dominant federal government.
  • Second, we should devolve power from the centre to the federating units: many of the items in the Exclusive List should be devolved to the states or any other agreed federating units.
  • “Third, that devolution of powers must include an end to federal intrusion in local government administration. The so-called States/Local Governments joint account has virtually absolved state governments of responsibilities to fund local governments while they virtually confiscate the funds allocated by the federal government to the local government. To have the federal government create local governments and directly fund them makes nonsense of the word ‘local’.
  • “Fourth, we must sit down, discuss, and agree on the nature of our fiscal federalism – how to share our resources. I am on record as having advocated for the control of rents by the federating units from which they are derived while the federal government retains its powers to levy taxes. That will make us all productive again and our federating units to engage in healthy rivalries and competition, which will only result in more progress.

“There is no doubt in my mind that that the structure of our federation and governance constitute an impediment to our economic development, political stability and social harmony. Changing them would help to place our country on a path to phenomenal and unhindered development.
 

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sirOscie

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Very well said our Leader Atiku Abubakar.
Restructuring is the way forward for Nigeria as a country..
I will urge all well meaning Nigerians to support the call for RESTRUCTURING being championed by our former Vice President Atiku Abubakar because it’s key to better and greater Nigeria.
We can’t grow as a nation if we keep doing things the same way and expect a different result, The current is not doing us any good as a country and an impediment to our growth and development.
God bless Nigeria!
 
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