Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, has called for a clearer definition of the components of the nation’s federalism.
Governor Akeredolu said as much as Nigeria is adopting the United States of America and Canadian Presidential Democracy, only the Federal and the state are expected to make up the Federating units in the country.
He spoke on the topic:”States and the burden of National Development in Nigeria”, at the 3rd Annual Abiola Ajimobi Roundtable and 71st Post Humous birthday of the former Governor of Oyo State held at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan on Wednesday.
The event was attended by notable politicians in the southwest and loyalists of the late Abiola Ajimobi.
Also in attendance were, Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, the Oni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi among others.
Akeredolu who is the Chairman of Southwest Governors Forum equally spoke on devolution of powers for the states to function optimally for the well-being of their citizens.
The Governor also called for a multi-level policing system so as to bring the issue of security closer to the sub-nationals.
“There must be multi-level policing system. Abuja is too far to everybody. We are now faced with a greater problem now that we don’t have police on the street. We can’t protect our people without Amotekun.” the Governor concluded.
He said the Security Network otherwise known as Amotekun, now domesticated in each state of the region was an ingenious creation to address insecurity of lives and property in the region.
Akeredolu described the late Ajimobi as a straight forward politician and a true progressive