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Why State Governments Are Not Self-Sufficient – Osinbajo


Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has defined the explanation why some state governments have remained dependent and never self-sufficient.

According to him, it’s because they enormously depend upon federal allocation and if that is stopped, the states would be capable to pull their weight.

Osinbajo disclosed this throughout a lecture on the National Defence College Course 28 in Abuja.

“The reason why state governments are not generating as much as they should is because there is something coming from the Federal government every month.

“If there was nothing coming from the Federal Government, states could put their weight. If the Federal government itself does not generate oil revenues, we will pull our weight.

“This is why there is a need to ensure that we hold ourselves to account for revenue generation. A country of this size, certain, can do far more than we are generating at the moment,” he mentioned.

Osinbajo additionally defined that there’s a basic hyperlink between nationwide safety and financial safety and that it’s the accountability of the federal government to create social and financial alternatives and an enabling setting for residents to thrive.

He additionally agreed that there’s a must overhaul the nationwide youth service scheme to higher serve the nation’s wants.

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