Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi has preached for more funds for the states, and consequently, has advised President Buhari to take the oil wells of some private Nigerian citizens and hand them over to states government so they can generate more revenue to fund their state activities and be less dependent on the Federal government.
Speaking during an interview on Ekiti State Television (EKTV) at the weekend, Egbeyemi said in this second term of President Buhari, he should endeavour to make states more buoyant.
“The victory achieved by the President was a victory for Nigeria indeed and the masses who reposed confidence in him and voted him back to the office. This is the time for him to take some bold and radical decisions to make life better for the citizenry and ensure economic recovery.
“President Buhari, during his second term, must make the states buoyant. He must take oil wells from individuals and allocate them to the states so that they can pay their workers, build more infrastructures and establish industries. We have some individuals holding oil wells having billions of Naira coming to them every day while a majority of Nigerians are living in poverty.”
He also advised Buhari to remove People’s Democratic Party (PDP) members who are still on the boards of federal commissions, boards, and agencies despite the expiry of their tenures.