Ekweremadu backs calls for restructuring
Written by Morenike Adebayo on September 5, 2016
he Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday said unless the country is restructured, it would be difficult for it to wriggle itself out of security challenges, pervasive poverty and retarded growth.
Ekweremadu was quoted in a statement by his media aide, Uche Anichukwu, as speaking in New York, the United States of America, during the 2016 Convention of the World Igbo Congress (WIC).
He also maintained that without restructuring, successive leaders will only be dealing with the symptoms and not the root causes of a festering illness.
Ekweremadu said the cost of governance is high and states can no longer pay salaries because the nation has moved from fiscal federalism which encourages productivity and competitive development to a feeding bottle federalism that runs on free oil money, thereby encouraging indolence, corruption, and lack of creativity in governance.