Kayode Fayemi, Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Ekiti Governor, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) has not abandoned restructuring.
He stated this while speaking to newsmen in Lagos on preparations for the second year anniversary of his second term, gains and constraints of the administration, conflicts in Ekiti APC and agitations for true federalism.
The NGF chairman recalled that the party had projected restructuring as a core manifesto and set up the El-Rufai Committee to make recommendations to its leadership.
He said not only has the panel submitted its report, but concrete steps had also been made to make proposals to the National Assembly.
Fayemi stated that true federalism is the answer to Nigeria’s problems.
According to the Ekiti governor, the onus is on the National Assembly to look at the previous reports of National Conferences.
He said many recommendations along the line of restructuring, devolution and true federalism were embedded in the reports of the Niki Tobi Panel, the 2004 Conference set up by former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the 2014 conference established by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Fayemi said: “We must confront our reality as a federation. The current structure is supportive of unitarist model. The state structure, for now, is problematic. There is a need to move towards devolution, not only of functions but also resources.”
Source: Naija News