As Nigeria commemorate this year’s independence day, the speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to implement to the 2014 National Conference recommendations.
Oleyelogun stated this while congratulating Mr Buhari and Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on the occasion of Nigeria’s 61st independence ceremony.
His congratulatory message is contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Akure, the state capital on Friday by his chief of staff, Festus Adebobola.
The speaker who doubles as the Chairman, Nigeria Conference of Speakers, South West zone expressed hope that Nigeria would be great if her potentials can be fully harnessed.
“As one of the most populous countries in the world totaling over 200million whose natural grit and passion glitters like diamond, whether in natural resources, business, innovation, music, movie etc, no doubt we are the pride of Africa and beacon of hope for the Africa continent.
“I enjoin all concerned citizens, home and abroad, stakeholders, government functionaries at all levels most especially the presidency to look into the implementation of the 2014 National Conference.”
The Speaker noted that the 2014 CONFAB was aimed at proffering necessary solution to the challenges facing the country.
“The 620 recommendations contain issues of resource control, fiscal federalism, devolution of power, creation of states, forms of government, revenue allocation, ethnic nationalities etc.
“The report made by intellectuals and prominent thinkers was aimed at restructuring Nigeria and it touched virtually all aspect of the socio-economic and political challenges bedeviling the country. If implemented, our country will be great again and those agitating for separation will down tool and work towards retaining our status as a pride of Africa.”
Meanwhile, Oleyelogun has described the step taken by Governor Akeredolu on the establishment of Amotekun Corps as legendary.
He said since its establishment, Amotekun has been complementing the effort of the Nigeria Police, NSCDC, DSS and others.
The speaker said the State is now more peaceful, adding that other Governors should emulate Akeredolu for providing such leadership feat.
He also appreciated the Governor for signing the bill of Legislative and Judicial Autonomy into Law.
“I urge Nigerians not to relax against COVID-19 so as not to reverse the gains that Nigeria has made in fighting the pandemic. I congratulate Nigerians once again as we celebrate Nigeria at 61,” Oleyelogun said.