Thursday, 26 May 2016

Going Back to Regional Government, will be the best for Nigeria - Edwin Clark




The Elder statesman and First Republic Minister of Information, Chief Edwin Clark, believes the present federal system of government has hindered the growth of the states.

In the place of the current system of government in the country, the Ijaw leader advocated a return to the regional system of government as practiced in the First Republic. GutsyNaija lament. 
Clark, a confidant of former President, Goodluck Jonathan, spoke with journalists on Tuesday evening in Abuja to mark his 89th birthday anniversary.
He explained that the recommendation for a parliamentary system of government was contained in the report of the 2014 National Conference, saying the President Muhammadu Buhari administration must take steps to begin the implementation of the report.
He declared that the solutions to the myriad of problems afflicting the country were included in the recommendations of the conference.
 Clark added, “Four hundred and ninety-two delegates, selected from all the states, participated at the conference. Youngest politicians, youngest professionals, interest groups, older politicians, civil society, labour, traditional and religious leaders were all there at the conference.”
He lamented that majority of the states in the country were facing financial challenges and suggested that the country should revert to regional government to strengthen the second tier of government.
 Clark recalled the timeless achievements of the regional governments in the First Republic and the healthy competition among the regions.
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