The wife of Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State governor, Feyisetan, has called for the implementation of the report of the Justice Legbo Kutigi-led National Conference convened by the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.
She lamented the reluctance of President Muhammadu Buhari to take a look at the report, saying it is the way out of the present economic challenges facing most of the states in the federation.
In a statement on Friday by her Special Assistant on Media, Gbenga Ariyibi, in Ado Ekiti, Mrs. Fayose noted that some of the resolutions reached at the conference, especially the one that has to do with the devolution of power and the adjustment of the sharing formula of federal allocation, would help in rectifying the anomaly in the system.
Mrs. Fayose made the statement while distributing N100, 000 each to a widow, an orphan and a physically-challenged person.
She noted that the gesture would help alleviate the economic crunch being experienced by the beneficiaries.
According to her, the empowerment programme was at the instance of her husband, Mr. Fayose, to further boost his “stomach infrastructure programme”.
Mrs. Fayose said she could have expanded the gesture to other poor people, but for the lean resources available to the state.
“It is a matter of regret that the resolutions reached during the last national confab is yet to be implemented by the federal government,” she said.
“If this has been done, it would have gone a long way in solving most of the teething problems being faced by the states and each of the 774 local governments we are having in the country.”
She also lamented the inability of most states to pay salary of the workers or meet their obligations to the people because of the lop-sidedness in the allocation which tends to favour federal government at the expense states and local governments.
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