Govs yet to implement autonomy calling for restructuring are hypocrites – Ex Labour leader

A front line labour leader and former National Vice President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Issa Aremu has described as hypocrisy and double standard governors who have refused to implement autonomy in their states calling for restructuring in the country.
Aremu who is also a member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos made the observation during a programme hosted by the Kwara State chaoter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in honor of his late wife, Hamdalat.
According to him, the call by southern governors for restructuring amounts to hypocrisy and double standard when some of them unacceptably resisted simple autonomy for the state assemblies, judiciary and local governments which the President commendably championed.
He said the recent resolution of the Southern governors for more discussions through convocation of a national dialogue might end up becoming avenue for mere debates.
“Many conferences had interpreted Nigeria’s problems, additional summit is one too many, wasteful and diversionary. It’s time to walk all the talks. Governors should collaborate across regions and parties, not divisive regional platform and initiate marshall plan of economic renaissance to lift 100 million out of poverty as envisaged by President Buhari to get youths off crimes” he noted.
Aremu attributed the present security challenge in the country to “a legacy of non-inclusive governance, underfunded police by past military regimes, adding that, it was time for all inclusive collaboration among all stakeholders.
He said “every crime is local, governors, local governments, traditional rulers must assume greater responsibility in apprehending crimes in collaboration with federal security agencies.”
On the ban on open gracing”, the labour leader said governors were not elected to oppose but to propose and implement new alternative measures that would ensure food security in an environment where working farmers and herders would produce in harmony.

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