A message has been sent to the Federal Government. The message was sent by Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai.
According to him, there is a need for Nigeria to go back to the 1963 Constitution.
Specifically, he called for a restructuring of the sharing formula of Nigeria’s revenue in favour of states while urging the FG to relinquish most of its current responsibilities to the states.
El-Rufai, made this known when he spoke at the policy and book presentation in Abuja on Tuesday by Dr. Zainab Usman, Director of the Carnegie Africa Programme.
“If we reverse the revenue allocation and the federal government has only 20 per cent, and 80 per cent goes to the states, then you go to the exclusive list and revert to the 1963 Constitution where the FG had limited functions and most of the functions went to the states.
“If your general hospitals don’t work, if your primary schools don’t work, if your secondary schools don’t work, and so on. You ask your governor. Then things will begin to change. The states will have enough resources to compete, just like in the days of regional governments,” he said
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