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NEWS UPDATE: Devolve power to states, make them effective – Akeredolu tells FG

NEWS UPDATE: Devolve power to states, make them effective – Akeredolu tells FG

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo Province has said the hue and call in relation to restructuring which has pervaded the entire country is in relation to devolving powerfulness to the states to create them function effectively.

Akeredolu, who declared that he doesn’t believe in the disintegration of the country, said the financial policy and over-centralisation of powerfulness in the hands of the Federal Regime has turned the country into a unitary country.

The Governor spoke patch playing host to officials of the National Senior Secondary Education Commission, NSSEC, who are in the province for a One-Daytime Advocacy and Sensitisation Workshop on the establishment of the commission with Education Stakeholders in Southwest States of Nigeria.

Lamenting that putting many items in the exclusive listing has concentrated too much powers in the hands of the federal regime, Akeredolu famous that the unity of the country is based on sustainable true federalism.

He identified over centralisation of structures of governance as a major reason for the unending agitations for restructuring.

Akeredolu thence called for devolution of powers to enable the states function effectively as federating units within the federation.

The Governor advised the NSSEC to bound its operations to curriculum formulation, monitoring and implementation rather than wholesale take-over of secondary schools administration in the country.

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