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Okotie-Eboh calls for fiscal federalism implememtation

By  Dotun Ibitoye
A Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) chieftain in Delta State, Chief Adolo Okotie-Eboh, has called for the  implementation of  fiscal federalism  for the nation to achieve its Vision 2020 goals.

Okotie-Eboh, who is the son of Nigeria’s first finance minister, Chief  Okotie-Eboh argued that the country has made some achievements since independence, but it could do a lot better with its abundant human and material resources at its disposal.

In his 49th independence day message he said: “The reason issues like  marginalization and resource control remain unsolved is our unwillingness to take advantage of our federal structure and go further to implement fiscal federalism. This is because the struggle for a fair share of the scarce resources for development purposes becomes unabated and sometimes volatile”.

“Taking into cognizance that both the region and the nation cannot develop without atmosphere of peace and co-existence, I have  consistently prodded political office holders in my local government and the state to endeavour  to improve the infrastructure and create employment for the benefit of all.

And  I have reached out to solving the problems of individual and groups both in my tribe and the larger society as much as my personal income could allow me, which I want other leaders to emulate.”

On his support for the federal government’s amnesty programme, Okotie-Eboh said there was need for the youths to be well enlightened so that they can take full advantage of the programme which is meant for the benefit of all.

“I have called on my people to embrace the federal government’s amnesty programme in its entirety and I have urged the federal government to fully re-integrate the militants especially those that have surrendered their arms”.


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