Resource Control: Nigeria at 57 years¬†clamoring¬†for¬†restructuring, the former President of Oroakpor¬†¬† Community¬†and National President of Urhobo Solidarity Club, Nigeria, Chief George Owarieta.
In his statement,¬†said if Nigeria¬†is to achieve¬†meaningful growth and development, resource control¬†should form one¬†of¬†the bases of its¬†proposed restructuring¬†as over dependence by the various states¬†on the¬†revenues from crude oil.
Nothing that the Federal Government¬†of Nigeria has made¬†many¬†state governors to¬†be creative¬†and invest to bring development to their states. [resource-control]
He stated this¬†¬† in his office in an interview with news men recently in Effurun, Delta State.¬† He¬†¬† said there are agitations in various states especially Niger Delta because the¬†¬† sharing formula of the¬†¬† revenues is not satisfactory as many of the¬†¬† oil¬†¬† producing¬†¬† states¬†¬† feel cheated.
He¬†¬† quickly¬†¬† added¬†¬† that¬†¬† people should not mistake restructuring for¬†¬† succession¬†¬† as¬†¬† it is¬†¬† meant to right the wrong as to resource control¬† because¬†there is¬†¬† strength¬†¬† in Nigeria‚Äôs¬†¬† diversity.
The National President, NNPC/DPR Retired Staff Association charged the states¬† to have¬† a development plan by embarking on general infrastructural development instead on the basis of¬† the contribution(s) such a¬† local government or district¬† has contributed¬† towards the¬† success of state‚Äôs ruling¬† party if the country must move forward.
Chief¬†Owarieta¬†said there should be reduction in the¬†¬† cost¬†¬† of¬†¬† governance from federal level to the states by cutting down on the¬†take home¬†of¬†members of the legislature in the¬† National Assembly members, State¬† Assembly¬† members adding¬† that such money can be used to¬† establish industries for the youths to work and reduce the level of¬† unemployment¬† in the state in particular and the country at large.
He however said Nigeria¬†¬† especially¬†¬† Delta State¬†has made¬†remarkable progress compared to the military regime¬†as there are good roads, schools built, among others¬†adding¬†that if not for too many advisers whose sake the treasury is drained on monthly basis part of which has caused the owing of civil servants‚Äô salaries, otherwise, the pace of development would have been¬† awesome.
The Ogbudu of Agbon Kingdom charged¬†¬† Governor¬†¬† Okowa¬†to¬†build on infrastructures left behind by Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan just as he¬†urged him to¬†stop sponsoring Christians on¬†pilgrimages to Jerusalem as such money be used to further develop the state. [resource control¬†]