Nigeria At 51: Osun ACN Chieftain Calls For Dedication•Seeks Restructured Federalism

An Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) chieftain in Osun State and a prince of Ile-Ife, Prince Felix Awofisayo, has called on all stakeholders in the Nigerian project to remain committed to the cause, saying there is hope for the future of the nation.

He stated this while speaking with journalists last Monday on Nigeria 51 Independence anniversary in Osogbo, Osun State capital.
The Oranmiyan Worldwide President disclosed that God has a vision for the country and no matter the activities of sabotage; God’s plan for Nigeria would come to pass.

He however, charged the Peoples Democratic Party-led (PDP) Federal Government to give Nigerians reasons to trust President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration to deliver dividends of democracy and alleviate their sufferings.

“We should see reasons in restructuring our federalism, such that there would be a renew sense of patriotism among the citizenry as it was in the past. Today, no one wants to die for this country, simply because things are not working”, added the Ife-born prince.

According to him, the PDP-led Federal Government, for the past twelve years in the country, failed to meet the expectations of its masses, thereby making life difficult for the citizenry.

“I think the Federal Government should bury its ego and learn from ACN states, how to create jobs for the teeming unemployed youths in the nation and how to provide basic infrastructural developments, within the shortest possible time”, he stated.

Awofisayo disclosed that Jonathan should send his minister in-charge of youths and labour to Osun State, to learn how the state governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola created jobs for 20,000 youths from the state’s meagre resources.

He maintained that it is time government at all levels stopped talking and commence actions that could move the nation to its place of pride, among comity of nations.

He also reiterated the call for a state police, saying it is the best way lives and properties could be effectively secured.

In his words: “I believe that for us to get things right, especially in the area of security, the state should be allowed to have its own police, where the state governor would be in charge, unlike now that the commissioner of police in a state is answerable to an Assistant Inspector General (AIG) sidelining the governor, who is said to be the chief security officer in the state.

He also called on Nigerians to continue to pray for the country’s success and renew their dedication towards making the nation great.