Obong Victor Attah, former governor of Akwa Ibom state and co-chairman of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) says Nigeria would break up unless fiscal federalism in instituted.
Obong Victor Attah says true federalism must be entrenched in the country to take it forward
Attah said this on Tuesday in a live broadcast on a private radio station in Uyo, The Sun reports.
The former governor insists that fiscal federalism as that remains the only solution to a myriad of socio-economic problem besting the nation.
He said:“Fiscal federalism will change some many things that will make the country to grow”, he stressed, adding that under such a fiscal regime, as it were in the days of the regions, states, would contribute 50
percent of their resources to the central government and use 50 percent for development of their territories, as such that the multiplier effects would douse 90 percent of tensions in the country.
Attah who was also the former Chairman of the Nigeria’s Governors Forum argued that that if fiscal federalism was in place, states would look inward to develop their inherent potentials.
Obong Attah also added that political parties in Nigeria should look inward with a view to identifying parties with similar ideologies to merge.
“Two major political parties is good for this country, so that when one is not doing well, the people should have the choice to vote the other”, Attah said and charged the people to defend their votes by always demanding from their Governors how tax payers monies were being appropriated.
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