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Nigeria Now A Unitary State, Says Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has said over-centralisation of power in the hands of the federal government has turned the country into a unitary state.

Akeredolu said the hue and cry about restructuring which has pervaded the entire country is about devolving power to the states to make them function effectively.

The governor who declared that he doesn’t believe in the disintegration of the country lamented that putting many items on the exclusive list has concentrated too much power in the hands of the federal government

Akeredolu stated this in Akure, the Ondo State capital while playing host to officials of the National Senior Secondary Education Commission, NSSEC, who are in the state for a one-day advocacy and sensitisation Workshop on the establishment of the commission with Education Stakeholders in the Southwest states of Nigeria.

According to the governor, the unity of the country is based on sustainable true federalism.

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

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

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