Gov. Wike explains in statewide broadcast why states, which are the federating units of Nigeria, should see Rivers’ legal victory on Value Added Tax (VAT) as a fiscal Federalism enabler.
52nd Anniversary Notes On The May 27, 1967 Murder Of Federalism By The Rogue Federal Government Of Nigeria
By Tony Nnadi It was the Creation of States on the 27th of May 1967 by one Lt.Col Yakubu Gowon that actually abolished the Regional Constitutions upon which the Federation of Nigeria […]
The tragedy of the dying Nigerian State is that both the Government and the Nigeria’s Political Elite are united in what seems to be a Conspiracy of Recklessness, to continue the doomed construction of Nigeria upon the totally ruined Constitutional Foundation, instead of stopping the Construction to first rework the damaged Foundation, like South Africa did with it’s notorious Apartheid Constitution between 1990 and 1994 under the Leadership of a courageous President Frederick De Klerk.
The Federation of Nigeria collapsed in 1966 and so the pretence that there is a “Federal Government” in the Unitarist State Nigeria had since become is simply a matter of self-delusion.
Atiku, who had unsuccessfully ran for the Presidency Nigerian Presidency in 2007 was the top mainstream Nigerian politician campaigning for the Restructuring of Nigeria before the El’Rufai led APC committee joined the band wagon with the ambiguous interpretation represented in their report. With Atiku’s latest rhetoric, we should expect an escalation in the coming weeks as the campaign heats up.