Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Collapse 36 states to 6 zones,
Ekweremadu tells FG


-Ekweremadu has proposed that the 36
states be collapsed into 6 zone
-Ekweremadu’s positions were offered in his
new book, Who will love my country: Ideas of
building the Nigeria of our dreams
Deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu
Nigeria’s deputy senate president,
Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has called for the
collapse of the 36 states of the federation
into six geopolitical zones.
According to the legislator, the move is a
drastic restructuring of the country to avoid
continually hindering of development.
The abolition of the 36 states, he said,
would release the latent potentials for
growth by the regions, which he said, were,
over the years, foiled by the reckless
derailment of the country’s federalism by
successive military governments.





National Assembly – PDP
Ekweremadu’s positions were offered in his
new book, Who will love my country: Ideas of
building the Nigeria of our dreams, which is
due for public presentation tomorrow, April
27 in Abuja.
The Deputy President of the Senate praised
the nation’s founding fathers, Chief Obafemi
Awolowo, Dr. Nnamadi Azikiwe and Sir
Ahmadu Bello, for espousing federalism as
the basis of the country’s federation at
independence.
He said that suggestions that fiscal
federalism would bring about distortive
growth were untenable, affirming that even
in a forest, not all trees are equal.
Meanwhile, there are reports that
Ekweremadu could replace embattled senate
president Bukola saraki as President of the
senate should the CCT rule against Mr
Saraki.