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Shehu Sani Advocates Abolishment of 36 States Structure, Bicameral Legislature 

Shehu Sani Advocates Abolishment of 36 States Structure, Bicameral Legislature 

By ALEX UANGBAOJE, Kaduna 

Chairman Senate Committee on Foreign and domestic debt‎, Senator Shehu Sani has advocated the abolishment of the thirty six (36) states as  currently constituted in the country.

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Shehu Sani who is also the Vice Chairman Senate committee on Foreign Affairs‎, suggest that Nigeria should come out with six (6) sates in line with the Geopolitical zones with Abuja remaining the capital. 

The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone, said this in a statement personally signed by him, where he also advocated that “‎We should abolish the bicameral  National Assembly with its economic burden and duplications and multiplicity of responsibilities.Nigeria need and can only afford one Parliament.

“We must make the necessary constitutional amendments which will reduce the number of ministers and
ministries”.

He said the Nation might just be heading to a revolution except Nigerians as a people accept the fact that President Buhari must succeed in restoring Nigeria back on track.‎

On the proposed Economic conference by President Muhammadu Buhari, Sani said “The proposed Nigerian economic conference must not be a talk shop for praise singing, partisan sloganeering, ideological stereotyping  or platform for finding scapegoats or dedicated pad for missile launching.

“The conference must seek to practically address and proffer pragmatic solutions to rescuing our country from its prevalent status of economic paralysis.

“The proposed Economic conference must be result
oriented aimed at setting a road map for our economic
revival,growth, diversification and prosperity.

“The conference ‎can only make a difference if it can fundamentally lead to the economic restructuring of  Nigeria  and end the existing ‘Federal allocation federalism’.

“We cannot continue to run a country on states running to Abuja cap in hand just to be able to pay wages of their civil servants”.

Sani further said “The proposed economic summit must advanced from the platitude of anti corruption crusade to setting a workable
agenda for the Government, the private sector and the masses of Nigerians towards economic prosperity, emancipation and
social justice.

“The conference must not aimed at producing
volumes of books of proceedings which will eventually be kept to dust,but must produce simple documents which will lead to our economic resurgence and rebirth”.

He insisted that “The proposed economic conference must proffer solution that will address class iniquity,social exclusion and systemic plunder of the Nigerian state by foreign multinational interest in league with their Nigerian collaborators known in business parlance as partners.

The proposed economic conference must proffer
solution on how to rescue the Agric sector from perennial neglect,bureaucratic bottlenecks and pervasive corruption:We must seek to advance solid mineral exploration and upgrade
public education to the same standard with private
education.

“We must take useful lessons from emerging
economies in Asia and Latin America.The conference must
trigger an “Export Nigeria Revolution” to address
our foreign exchange and foreign reserve challenges”.

The Senator explained that “It’s also impossible to implement any serious
economic reforms without making fundamental political
restructuring of the federation.

“Our economy was to a larger extent stagnated and crushed under the weight of unjustifiable and unreasonable political burden and liabilities.We have lived through decades of self denial and self deception.

“We destroyed our economy after decades of politics of patronage and cronyism.Governments in the past ‎were simply political institutions structured  for self
service and dispensing favors to members of our ethnic,religious class affiliations”.

He lamented that “Our political leaders exploited the default in our political order and the
availability and accessibility of public funds and plundered
the state treasury for themselves and their family
members”.

He however, want “The proposed economic  conference must seek to free our economy from the pressure and weight of our
economic burdens”.

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