Southwest APC Advocates Fiscal Federalism

Southwest APC Advocates Fiscal Federalism

Southwest APC Advocates Fiscal Federalism

Southwest APC Advocates Fiscal Federalism

The Southwest Zone of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has resolved to lead the campaign for political restructuring of the country, saying it is the only way out of the current economic debacle.

The party stalwarts and leaders met in Ibadan on Thursday, stating their position in an eight-point communique that only true federalism where people earn from what they have worked for can save the country.

Present at the conference were the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun and the Vice National Chairman of the party (S/W) Dr. Segun Oni.

According to the communique, there is need for political restructure to reflect true and fiscal federalism where innate energies of Nigerians could be released for proper development.

The communique also called for free and compulsory education in primary and secondary schools in Southwest states.

Leading the pack, Ajimobi, spoke on the need for the party to engage public office holders in the area of policy formulation and implementation.

According to him, there is need for leaders to regularly offer ideas to the government on the way forward to bring about good governance now that the country is blessed with a credible and incorruptible president Muhammadu Buhari.

As he put it, “Let our party create avenues to have position papers on policies. President Buhari has integrity. He is completely simple. We must help him by conversing with him always through the instrument of the party.”

In his presentation, Aregbesola said people must begin to work for whatever they earn now if the country must move forward. “A situation where just about 10 per cent of the population consumes what the whole the entire populace have worked for is unjustifiable. That is why we must restructure, so that concept of working for whatever they earn can be enshrined.

His words: “We must make earning for living a core concept. Let Southwest start and lead in reviving this concept. Work for what you earn.”

To Osinbajo who was represented by Babafemi Ojudu, the Special Adviser to President Buhari on political matters, the enormity of the corruption in the land actually killed the economy.

He said that the government is aware of the pain being experienced by Nigerians, adding that the present administration would not relent until it is able to achieve the change it promised.

According to him, many investors have signified their intention to work with the country, adding when everything is perfected, Nigerians would have cause to smile.

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