Kaduna, 26 November, 2020 / 4:08 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese has attributed the seeming lack of creativity on the part of Governors to take control of their respective State resources, arguing that devolution has not been realized in the West African nation.
Speaking during the Kaduna Archdiocesan Pastoral Council meeting Wednesday, November 25, Archbishop Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso said, “Because of too much concentration of power in the centre, including the resources of the nation, it has made many governors be very lazy.”
Governors in Nigeria, Archbishop Ndagoso has been quoted as saying, “are not creative on how to harness the resources of their states for development.”
He invited the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to word toward devolution and implement true federalism bemoaning, “We have been under military dictatorship for too long in this country.”
“In the military, we only have a chain of command. And because of this long history, even in the Constitution, we are operating now, everything is concentrated in the centre. The resources are also concentrated in the centre,” Archbishop Ndagoso lamented, addressing members of the Clergy at the Catholic Social Centre Kaduna.