Mrs. Feyisetan Fayose, the wife of Ekiti State governor, has joined the litany of voices urging the Federal Government to seriously consider implementing the core resolutions of the sixth national conference, stating that the implementation of the recommendations would largely ameliorate the suffering of Nigerians.
She said some of the resolutions especially the devolution of power and the adjustment of the sharing formula of federal allocation if implemented would rectified all the prevalent anomalies in the present sharing of formula to states and the local government areas in Nigeria.
She said, “It is a matter of regret that the resolutions reached during the last national confab is yet to be implemented by the federal government.
“It this has been done ,it would have gone a long way in solving most of the teething problems being faced by the states and each of the 774 local governments we are having in the country,” according to a release signed by her Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Gbenga Ariyibi.
Mrs. Fayose lamented that the inability of most states to pay the salary of workers, and meet their obligations to the people because of the lopsidedness of the allocation, which favour the federal government to the detriment of the other tiers of governments.
Further, she claimed that the lean resources of states has had adverse effect on development as well as hampered efforts at expanding the empowerment programmes which could have assisted larger number of persons at the grassroots level.
The release said that the governor’s wife stated in Erio-Ekiti where a widow, orphan and a physically challenged were presented with the sum of N100, 000 each as part of the state government’s empowerment programme.
She added that the empowerment programme was at the instance of her husband, Ayo Fayose, who she said wants to boost his stomach infrastructure programme and bring smiles to the people and urged the beneficiaries to use the cash to improve their livelihood.