ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Thursday, described the federalism being practised in Nigeria as fraudulent.
Amosun argued that the resources allocated to the centre when compared to the one allocated to the states was quite disproportionate, given the fact that states have more responsibilities than the centre.
The governor said this in Abeokuta on Thursday while delivering the commemorative lecture 2016 Democracy Day, with the theme: ‘Democracy in Nigeria, the pains, the gains: Ogun example.’ The event was organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ogun State chapter, as part of activities to mark Democracy Day on Sunday. He said, “The federalism enshrined in our Constitution is an important area of our democracy.
But do we have a good federalism in Nigeria? “What we have in Nigeria has been described as fraudulent federalism, because a federalism that put all the power, all the levy and all the money at the centre but put all the responsibility at the state is not a good federalism.