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Restructuring: Financially Weaker States Should Be Helped, Says Amaechi


The Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says any restructuring plan for Nigeria should embrace provisions to assist financially weaker states to outlive and carry out fundamental obligations.

According to him, that method, potential fears concerning the survival skills of states will likely be eradicated.

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“For me, I prefer to copy the kind of restructuring we saw in Germany, which provides the basic line,” the minister who was a visitor on Channels Television’s Newsnight mentioned.

“If no state can increase as much as N5million monthly to pay their salaries, then all of us together with the Federal Government will contribute cash for that state.

“Which means, you’ll be able to devolve energy and income but when no state can increase that form of cash to maintain itself then each the Federal Government and all different states should come collectively to place cash to allow that state to outlive.

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