By Rotimi Ojomoyela
Ado-Ekiti-The Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Mrs. Feyisetan Fayose has reiterated the need for Federal Government to consider the implementation of the resolutions of the national conference, saying this was the only way problems being encountered by most of the states in the federation could be solved.
Mrs Fayose, noted that some of the resolutions reached at the conference, especially the one that has to do with the devolution of power and the adjustment of the sharing formula of federal allocation would have rectified all the seeming anomaly in the present sharing of federal allocation to states and all the local governments in Nigeria.
In a statement yesterday by her Special Assistant on Media, Mr Gbenga Ariyibi, 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.
She lamented that most states presently could not pay salary of the workers, cannot meet its obligation to the people of their states because of the lopesidedness of the allocation which tends to favour federal government at the expense of other two tiers of governments i .e states and local governments.
Mrs Fayose made the statement in Erio-Ekiti during an empowerment programme where a widow, orphan and a physically challenged were presented with the sum of One hundred thousand naira (N100,000.00) each.
Mrs. Fayose, who said the lean resources of the state had hampered efforts at expanding the gesture to larger number of people,
noted that the gesture will help alleviate the economic crunch being experienced by the people .
The Governor’s wife further disclosed that the empowerment programme was at the instance of his husband,Mr Ayo Fayose to further boost his stomach infrastructure programme.
She urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the cash gift to improve their livelihood.
She promised that her office intends to assist in empowering the youth and small scale traders through soft loans in the second batch of her programme schedule to commence next year.