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Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by Zeemam: 4:51pm On Oct 05, 2019
Says we must strengthen states for a more productive nation
*Calls for devolution of more power to States enables them to control more of their resources
*VP advocates for States & community police forces, correctional facilities, special courts

Nigeria can become a stronger and more prosperous nation if states have more powers, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

Prof. Osinbajo stated this while speaking at the 59th Independence Anniversary Lecture at the Island Club, Lagos, on Friday.

The Vice President, who titled his lecture “the whole is only as great as the sum of its parts,” said Nigeria’s population and diverse ethnic groups has necessitated that states in the country be strengthened to enable them contribute more to national productivity and development.

Prof. Osinbajo stated that this can be achieved with “stronger, more autonomous States that are able to generate and control more of their resources.”

According to the Vice President, the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is ensuring that states collaborate more with the Federal Government on different initiatives to improve visionary governance in the country.

“The most important transformative change we can make in Nigeria is to lift the majority of our people out of deprivation by speedily creating wealth and opportunity leading to the eradication of poverty,” he said.

He further said that “The nation cannot be wealthy when its component parts – the states – are poor. The standard of living of the federation depends on the standard of living of people who live in the states. In other words, the federation can only be as rich as its richest state and as strong as its strongest state.

“Our national indices merely aggregate the realities of our weaknesses and strengths as present in all our constituent units. Consequently, we can only build a stronger and more prosperous nation by building stronger and more prosperous states.”

He said, “Building stronger states means ensuring the devolution of more power to the states, enabling them to control more of their resources and make more of their own administrative decisions such as the creation of Local Governments, the establishment of state and community police forces as well as state correctional facilities; creation of special courts and tribunals of equivalent jurisdiction to high courts. The point I am making is that states must have more powers and more rights.”

The Vice President stated that, “The challenges confronting us now are about strengthening internal coherence and cohesion. It is about moving from affirmations of unity to the achievement of synergy in which the sum of our strengths exceeds the totality of our constituent parts.”

He noted that, “Opportunities for smart and visionary governance abound. So, for example, while states may not be able to right now establish their police forces, they can collaborate with the federal government on initiatives such as community policing which also revolves around the idea of localized law enforcement. Our administration is currently pursuing this option. When we set our minds to solving problems, we will find that what is truly possible is not as distant from the ideal that we seek.”

Read more: https://www.chronicle.ng/2019/10/why-states-must-have-more-powers-osinbajo/

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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by Nobody: 4:57pm On Oct 05, 2019
You are giving them more reasons to deny you of 2023. You better stop talking too much.

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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by Arubajagz: 4:59pm On Oct 05, 2019
VP said everybody should Farabale. Calm down. Nigeria is greater than any group of bad minds.

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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by SLAP44: 5:02pm On Oct 05, 2019
grin

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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by Joylove2324(f): 5:02pm On Oct 05, 2019
I am with the Vice President on this, it's time the federal government empower the state government more, especially in terms of security, infrastructure and so on. You spoke well Prof

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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by Nobody: 5:03pm On Oct 05, 2019
kaorama:
You are giving them more reasons to deny you of 2023. You better stop talking too much.
Weakling stfu no one wants to hear weaklings talk.

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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by Joylove2324(f): 5:04pm On Oct 05, 2019
kaorama:
You are giving them more reasons to deny you of 2023. You better stop talking too much.
And you think being silent will help him ba? And your likes will still come here to bash him for being too silent.....let him shine biko

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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by Shooyie: 5:11pm On Oct 05, 2019
Totally in support of what the VP has pointed out,most especially talking about security then infrastructure and so on.

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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by Yellowface1220(m): 5:12pm On Oct 05, 2019
Well Doir

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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by Deputy1111(m): 5:25pm On Oct 05, 2019
Osinbajo has been advocating for this long ago, most especially on the issue of state policing.. well done my able VP

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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by Deputy1111(m): 5:29pm On Oct 05, 2019
There is a need to strengthen each state, this will allow each state to be managing her resources.

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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by Deputy1111(m): 5:31pm On Oct 05, 2019
SLAP44:
They will soon send this one to wash plates in the kitchen again grin
So that is your understanding about this government??

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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by Gbemilekeolani: 5:31pm On Oct 05, 2019
The right way to go .

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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by abel619: 5:42pm On Oct 05, 2019
Indeed this is the right way to go, states really needs to be strengthened so as to gain more productivity.

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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by Davidic101: 5:52pm On Oct 05, 2019
Goverment needs to be closer to the reach if the people. Development will get to nukes and crannies of the state and people will have the opportunity of holding their leaders accountable unlike the faraway federal structure.

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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by Davidic101: 5:53pm On Oct 05, 2019
SLAP44:
They will soon send this one to wash plates in the kitchen again grin
like your father does right.

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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by Davidic101: 5:54pm On Oct 05, 2019
kaorama:
You are giving them more reasons to deny you of 2023. You better stop talking too much.
...and you think you've made a reasonable comment?

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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by Henry1006(m): 6:23pm On Oct 05, 2019
Davidic101:
...and you think you've made a reasonable comment?
He is right.

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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by Racoon(m): 7:01pm On Oct 05, 2019
Guess it's this same issue of devolution of power/ restructuring that VP Osinbajo/Mr.President and the APC govt campaigned with to attained power yet turned to denied same as an impossibility?

To think that the same Osinbajo/Tinubu took the OBJ govt to court over this same issue but turned around to overtly denounced same tells a lot about the hypocrisy of these people.

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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by AdoIfHitlerr(f): 7:04pm On Oct 05, 2019
cheesy
useless man
you can only deceive your zombie followers with your fakeness

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thunder fire your mouth there
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shameless vagabond bribe eating scumbag

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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by tunjijones(m): 7:05pm On Oct 05, 2019
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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by StrikeBack(m): 7:06pm On Oct 05, 2019
osibaba

Shey Buhari give you go ahead to say all this.
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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by nurex01(m): 7:07pm On Oct 05, 2019
We should all learn not to talk always.
Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by clarkmos15(m): 7:09pm On Oct 05, 2019
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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by Henry1006(m): 7:11pm On Oct 05, 2019
Spot on.
Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by Esseite: 7:12pm On Oct 05, 2019
Are we back to the restructuring propaganda again..

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Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by Freemanbobble: 7:12pm On Oct 05, 2019
Okay
Re: Why States Must Have More Powers – Osinbajo by ClassicMG(m): 7:13pm On Oct 05, 2019
Joylove2324:
I am with the Vice President on this, it's time the federal government empower the state government more, especially in terms of security, infrastructure and so on. You spoke well Prof
most especially security

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