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’s 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’s 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’ 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 ]