Gov El-Rufai calls for restructuring of Nigeria, says we have no excuse

Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State, has made it clear that it is time to restructure Nigeria, in order to ensure equitable distribution of resources.

The Governor stated this on Saturday, while speaking at a public lecture to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Arewa House in Kaduna.

El-Rufai cited the 2018 recommendations of the All Progressives Congress (APC) committee on restructuring and noted that there was a need to reorganise the country’s constitutional framework, in order to give states more control over certain resources.

He said, it will “empower state governments to cease passing the buck to the president and the federal government.”

According to him, “I, therefore, call on our federal legislators and the National Assembly ad hoc committee on constitutional review to take advantage of our report and initiate the constitutional and legislative amendments in either a piece-meal or comprehensive manner without further delay.

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“We, therefore, have no excuse not to seize this moment and do the heavy lifting for our country and our people.

“It is in our hands to make the structures, laws and constitutional arrangements in our country conducive to modern governance that will ensure our nation thrives in the 21st century,” El-Rufai said.

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