The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has called for the devolution of powers and resources to the Federating Units, as against the current system of government being practiced in the country, where all the powers are vested in the Federal Government as a single unit,
He is advocating for a revenue-sharing formula that is in favour of the States, especially given the argument to devolve more responsibilities to the sub-nationals.
He made the submissions on Saturday, during a Lecture he delivered at the 50th Anniversary of Arewa House, in Kaduna State.
His words: “Our desire to build a more perfect union should be anchored on the principles of devolution of powers.
“That is, re-allocation of powers and resources to the country’s Federating Units. The reasons for these are not far-fetched.
“First, long years of Military rule have produced an over-concentration of powers and resources at the centre, to the detriment of the State. Two, the 1999 Constitution as has been argued by several Observers, was hurriedly put together by the departing Military authority, and was not a product of sufficient inclusiveness.”
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