2023: Atiku promises devolution of powers to states, LGAs

PDP presidential aspirant, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar

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By Sani Idris

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has promised to address issues of power devolution to states and local government areas (LGAs) of the country if he is elected Nigeria’s president in 2023

Atiku made the promise when he met with Kaduna Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s delegates on Tuesday at the party’s secretariat.

He explained that the Federal Government was over burdened and too strong, which he believed by devolving power to states and LGAs, would ease its pressure and ensure effective administration.

“There is need for powers and resources to be devolved to states and LGAs for them to effectively do their work.

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“My view is for the Federal Government to be small in size,” Abubakar said.

He promised to work with state governors, national and state assemblies that would be elected, to amend the constitution for more powers and resources to states and LGAs.

He also promised to end insecurity and revive Nigeria’s economy through resuscitating moribund industries.

He urged the delegates to support him in the primary elections.

On behalf of the PDP elders, former Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi, said PDP believed Atiku had the ability to deliver Nigeria.

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