Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has said that the calls for the restructuring of Nigeria’s federal restructure are misguided.
The statement was made by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, while delivering the second foundation lecture of the Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, titled “The future is here earlier than we thought.”
The Vice President was quoted as saying, “Even if states are given half of the resources of the Federal Government, the situation will not change. The only change is to diversify the economy,”
He went on to add, “We are not earning enough from oil and taxes anymore. The nation is blessed; every state can feed itself and also export if we engage in agriculture,”
His comments will come as a bit of a shock especially because top APC Chieftains including Ahmed Bola Tinubu and former V.P Atiku Abubakar have called for a restructuring of Nigeria’s federal structure.