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Anyaoku suggests 6 federal units to address ‘feeding bottle’ structure



Elder statesman and former Secretary General of Common Wealth of Nations, Chief Emeka Anyaoku has advised, that Nigeria adopt a system where the six geopolitical zones of the country form the federating units, to eliminate what he described as the present feeding bottle structure.

He said unless this is done, Nigeria will continue on a wasteful spree devoid of any meaningful socio-economic impact on the nation or its citizens, brought about by the dysfunctional structure of governance.

Anyaoku spoke at a public symposium organized by the Bible Society of Nigeria, BSN, with theme, “Impact of Bible translation on evangelism” held at Cathedral Church of Good Shepherd, Enugu.

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He lamented the existing practice in which the 36 states rally at the Federal level monthly for allocations, and bemoaned the inability of the states to pay workers’ salaries

The septuagenarian in his keynote address, said: “With the structure of governance we currently have in place where the 36 states run to the centre every month for survival, the country will certainly continue on a wasteful spree that will not yield the much expected socio-economic growth.

“We should return to the six federating units structure as was in the first republic when we had four federating units or regions to encourage rapid growth.”


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