Niger Delta in support of restructuring

The governors of the South South geopolitical zone have resolved
to support the growing demand for the restructuring of the country,
true federalism and devolution of power.
Chairman of the South-South Governors’ Forum and Governor of
Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, said that the governors
agreed to back the calls to restructure and return the country to its
founding principle of true federalism.
A statement by the Special Adviser to Governor Dickson on Media
Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, quoted the governor as having said
that the Forum also agreed to support the calls for devolution of
power because of the excessive concentration of power at the
The governors, according to him, also resolved to oppose the
recent bill on the management Water Resources describing it as
offensive and obnoxious.
He said that the governors were unanimous in opposing the idea of
a centralised control of water resources as the nation was already
contending with issues associated with over centralization of
power in the country.
The Forum’s Chairman said further that the governors called for
immediate withdrawal of the bill and advised further consultations
on the issue.
He said, “First of all, everyone is aware of the ongoing clamour for
devolution of power and a return to the essential founding
principles of this country.
“And we in our meeting resolved as we have been speaking
individually over time that we associate fully with the clamour for
restructuring, true federalism and devolution of powers that are so
concentrated at the centre to the federating unit’s.
“And we have agreed to support the ongoing moves in that
direction by working with like-minded Nigerians who mean well for
our country so that we can all have a stable prosperous and
peaceful nation.
“We also discussed the bill currently making round in the National
Assembly which we understand is an executive bill on the
management of water resources.
“We are of the view that the provisions of that bill are offensive
and obnoxious. We disagree with a centralized control of water
resources because we are already dealing with the problems
associated with over centralization of power in our country.

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  1. Good update

  2. Good post

  3. Ok

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