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Christmas: Take us back to the 1963 regional system – Rev. Giwa tells the politicians

A senior pastor awaiting the second coming of Christ’s ministry, Adewale Giwa has advocated for regional government with the aim of addressing the challenges facing Nigeria.

He specifically called on the country’s politicians to return citizens to the 1963 republican constitution in which four regions were allowed to be independent and manage their own resources.

Addressing his members in Akure, Ondo State Capital on Sunday, Giwa said all hands should be on board to restructure Nigeria to allow each region to manage its own resources.

Besides, the cleric blamed the National Assembly for neglecting its duties and responsibilities of good governance to fulfill his own selfish desires.

He said, “If we claim to be practicing federalism, we will give way to regionalism where each region can administer its own.

“Let us ask our politicians and leaders to take us back to the Republican Constitution of 1963 where we had four regions, Northern Nigeria, Eastern Nigeria, Western Nigeria and Central Western Nigeria.

Today, the state is under the federal government while the local government is under the state. There is no autonomy for the local government anymore and the state now spends the money meant for the local government while the federal government is enslaving the state.

“The local government no longer controls its own specific geographical area. The state governments are now implementing the projects that are meant for the local governments.

“We can’t make progress on this theory. Our politicians know this, but they decided to close their eyes because the current system is in their favor.

“Take us back to a time when our currencies were good, take us back to a time when education was free, take us back to a time when our health system was good and take us back to a time when our economy was booming.”

Christmas: Take us back to the 1963 regional system – Rev. Giwa tells the politicians

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