By Nkoli Opara (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – According to a former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, Nigerian governors are running away from performing their core duties, stressing that they had not fully utilized the powers allotted to them.
Mr. Chidoka stated this on Saturday at The Platform, a programme organized by The Covenant Nation.
“The powers of our states are guaranteed. So, the states have no business going to Abuja except to collect their allocations,” he explained.
“If they want to establish universities, they are at liberty. If they want to set up medical health centres and attract doctors from around the world, they are at liberty. What is holding them back is work avoidance. Our state governments are avoiding work and we the people have been deceived that the problem is in Abuja. No, the problem is not in Abuja. The problem is in our states.
He cited the Federal Capital Territory as a classical example of the devolution of powers, reiterating that if state governments eschew laziness, the country will leave up to its potential.