- President Buhari has been advised to devolve more powers to state
- The call was made by governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party
- Going further, the governors lamented the worsening security situation of the country
A message has been sent to President Muhammadu Buhari. The message is simple - "Give states more powers".
The call was made by state governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to them, this is one of the ways to tackle the disturbing trend of insecurity in the country, Channels TV reports.
This was part of many resolutions reached by the governors when they met in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital to further review the state of the nation.
As a result of this, they called on Buhari to legitimise this by sending a bill to the National Assembly, amending the Nigerian constitution.
Also, they called on the president to convene a meeting of the Nigerian Police Council to develop strategies on how to combat the recent attacks on police formations, especially in the southern part of Nigeria.
Gbajabiamila made this submission during a public hearing to deliberate on a bill seeking to set up a trust fund for the military.
He noted that Nigeria needs a better and trained military in other to sustain impressive victory over insurgency and banditry. The speaker of the green chamber made it clear that at such a time the country needs funds beyond regular appropriation.
Meanwhile, amid insecurity and other crises bedevilling Nigeria currently, Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church Worldwide has maintained that he will never leave the country out of fear.
Oyedepo in a sermon on Sunday, May 16, declared that he will be the last person to leave Nigeria despite the growing tension.
He admonished Nigerians to continue in righteousness and holy living to enjoy divine blessings and favours in the midst of want and poverty.