Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Oba Akiolu throws weight behind true federalism •Rules out Nigeria’s breakup

By News Express on 25/10/2017

Views: 894

•Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos
•Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos

The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, has said, returning the country to true federalism will enable federating units  grow at their pace and  place the country on the paths of peace and progress. He said contrary to insinuations in some quarters that true federalism and devolution of powers would breakup  the country, he averred that they would rather reduce the tension in the land, give a sense of belonging to all federating units and stabilise the country.

A press statement signed by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Francis Ottah Agbo, noted that, the Oba dropped the hint when the Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson paid him a courtesy call in his Palace on Lagos on Wednesday, October 25.

The Oba congratulated the Governor for the giant developmental strides in Bayelsa State. While praying God to continue to strenghten him, the Royal Father said, he fully supports Governor Dickson's call for true federalism and devolution of power. “I have always supported the call for true federalism. The Federal Government as a father figure should allow the states to have a significant  feel of what they produce; that way Nigeria will be stable and peaceful. Nigeria shall not break up and no reasonable person wants this country to break up because it is better we remain together as one country than to split. But for all sections of the country to be happy, we all should have a major say in what we produce in our communities . Anything coming from  a particular State, majority of the benefits should go to that same state,” he declared.

He called on the political  leadership of the country at all levels, to do what is right for the unity of the country.  The Governor thanked the Oba for his kind words, his fatherly support to successive administrations in Lagos State and above all, for making Lagos home for all, irrespective of tribe, religion and Creed.

Governor Dickson also called on Royal Fathers across the country to support the call for true federalism and devolution of power to the federating units, adding that it is by so doing that the unity of the country can stand the test of time!

Source News Express

Posted 25/10/2017 6:54:08 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Nigeria move up in February FIFA ranking

Lassa fever hits Anambra •Kills medical doctor, 3...

Fitch affirms UBA’s viability rating as Agusto upgrades...

British Parliament rejects Brexit deal for a second...

Fuel queues persist in Abuja despite price increase...

Welfare of women and children my primary concern:...

Boko Haram kills aid workers, injures IDPs in...

Terrorism financing: EU blacklists Nigeria, Saudi Arabia

FG, states, LGs share N637bn for August 2017...

Air Force dismisses alleged northernisation of ongoing recruitment...

Four in police net for conspiracy, kidnap, extortion,...

50,000 people face eviction in Britain over BEDROOM...

 

Latest News Suspected killers of Fasoranti’s daughter in police net •How they are arrested PTDF extends scholarships to all Federal varsities Arrest Obasanjo now, Miyetti Allah tells Buhari Man absconds after bathing 8 persons with acid Suspected kidnappers of Buhari’s ADC’s father-in-law open up Election Tribunal: Atiku’s video evidence empty, says INEC Boxing champion crushed to death by car Warring militants accept ceasefire in Imo I am worth over N48 billion — Makinde •Makes details of assets declaration public Obasanjo’s letter: A dark cloud hovers over Nigeria, IYC warns Delta APC crisis: Emerhor withdraws case against Omo-Agege, Ogboru faction 60 Ecobank staff protest sack, demand payment of entitlements

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (507,026 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (430,652 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (372,240 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (316,158 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (281,444 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (246,767 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (238,284 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (221,754 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (220,428 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (208,129 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (187,808 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (186,514 views)

 

NNPC 2019 National Science Quiz Competition

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (96) Business & Economy (4,352) Business Verdict (76) Columnists (1,070) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (210) Entertainment (634) Features (776) Global Business Monitor (394) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,712) Interview (192) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (163) Maggie's Blog (334) News (48,656) Opinion (1,288) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,153) Religion (1,048) Sports (2,094) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera