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FG is hindering state developmental effect

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By Okunloye Abiodun Segun

State efforts to offer reliable electricity supply are being hindered - Shaibu.

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, at the annual breakfast meeting with journalists which was held in the state, made an accusation that the federal government was hindering the state’s efforts to develop and improve the lives of its citizens, specifically by making it more difficult to ensure a steady supply of electricity. Shaibu thereby urged the people to make sure that come 2023, they will only vote for people who are able to fix the country.

He alleged that the policies of the federal government were thwarting the progress of the Edo state government to deliver reliable power supply to the residents of the state. According to him, in order for the states to be functional, the federal government first needs to be operational, and if it is, then the states will follow suit. There are some states that are prepared to work, but they are being impeded from doing so by various factors.

Government policies are hindering state diversification.

Everyone is quite worried about the current scenario in the nation. He asserts that despite efforts on the part of state officials, they are hampered by policies that should not be in place. He said, for instance, that the Ossiomo power plant exists but sometimes fails to operate, and this is an issue shared with Abuja. The government didn’t want to fix the light, so they made their own. However, they have been having gas problems one after the other. Even though they have a lot of gas because Edo State is the home of gas, they can only get to it by going through Abuja.

They signed an MoU with the Ossiomo power plant, and the lights came on; however, they are now experiencing gas shortages; consequently, everyone in the country is praying for a functional federal government because then the states that are unable to function properly will be exposed, and the states that are capable of doing so will shine for the states that are willing to get to work but are being prevented from doing so by external forces. Therefore, he added, people should utilize their PVC to vote for candidates who would improve Nigeria.

The right candidate needs be voted to avoid problem recurrence.

Further discussing the general elections scheduled for next year, the Deputy Governor advised Nigerians to use their right to vote and elect candidates who can turn the nation around using their permanent voter’s cards (PVCs). At the same time, he urges people to pray for their PVC. He affirmed to be a dedicated follower of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and had his own altar in the home. That the candidate he casts his PVC vote for should win is the focus of his prayers and puts an end to Nigeria’s problems. He added that regardless of how one decides to vote this time, it’s good to pray for the victory of the candidate one supports to bring about positive change in the nation.

Shaibu explained that the nation could not afford another four years of the current happenings. Therefore, prayer is crucial. If things don’t change soon, the country won’t stay together. And to turn the tide, federal and state governments need to be able to operate hand in hand to the point where the general public benefits. It’s no longer true that one party is more intimate with another. Now, the focus shifts to the nation. It is impossible for the states to function, Shaibu said, unless the nation is restored.

Good journalism plays a vital role in societal development.

Moreover, Osarodion Ogie, Secretary of State Government (SSG), also spoke at the event, and he stressed the importance of journalists in the state maintaining their integrity and objectivity while doing their jobs. Ogie said that journalists have an important role in shaping society and should always act professionally. Also, Chris Nehikhare, the State Commissioner for Orientation, assured the leaders of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) that the state government has no plans to take over the Union’s secretariat and land. He also implored the NUJ to work with the state government continually.


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Admin
9 months ago

FG is hindering state developmental effect – State efforts to offer reliable electricity supply are being hindered – Shaibu. – Express your point of view.

theApr
theApr
Member
9 months ago

If the states are independently trying to improve electricity supply and make it steady, then why is the federal government making it difficult for them. Making lives of citizens better should be the obligations of the government. They shouldn’t be doing otherwise.

Abusi
Abusi
Member
9 months ago

I don’t think the Federal government is hindering state development. A lot of other states are doing well and it’s still the same federal government that regulates them. I think the state governments should begin to take responsibility.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
Member
9 months ago

FG is hindering state developmental effect. I don’t think federal government is hindering any state development. They shouldn’t give unnecessary excuse for their failures. Some state and local government are trying. State government should do the needful

Remi1
Remi1
Member
9 months ago

The federal government’s policies were impeding the efforts of the Edo state administration to provide the state’s citizens with a dependable electricity supply.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
Member
9 months ago

I believe if state govts of non performing states should begin to take responsibility and take of the mentality of FG hindering state development, things would become better for them too. We can’t conclude just because some states are performing so poorly while others are very doing well. It’s still the same federal government that regulates them.

Last edited 9 months ago by Iyanu12345ogg
DimOla
DimOla
Member
9 months ago

The federal government have not been helpful went it comes electric power generation and distribution. If we want to enjoy 24hours supply of electricity then every state should be task to generate their electricity and if they have the capacity should distribute to other state that couldn’t do much.
Edo state government voiced out the hindrances experience when trying to work on power generation.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
Member
9 months ago

I think things would improve for non-performing states if their state governments took responsibility and stopped blaming the FG for their problems. Because some states are doing poorly and others are doing well, we can’t infer. Regulated by the same federal government.

Christiana
Christiana
Member
9 months ago

Despite what some may claim, I do not believe the federal government is stifling state progress. There are many prosperous states that are nevertheless regulated by the federal government. Taking responsibility is a good place to start, and I think state governments should do just that.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
Member
9 months ago

During the government’s annual morning discussion with journalists, a claim was made that the federal government was impeding the state’s efforts to develop and better the lives of its residents.

Bola12
Bola12
Member
9 months ago

State officials in Edo complained that they were unable to meet the needs of their constituents for a consistent electrical supply because of federal policy.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
Member
9 months ago

There are currently no plans for the state government to take control of the Union’s land or secretariat. Additionally, he pleaded with the NUJ to maintain their collaboration with the state administration.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
Member
9 months ago

A lot of considerations needs to be taken on this matter. Many other states are doing well, and they are still regulated by the federal government. State governments, in my opinion, should learn to embrace responsibility.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
Member
9 months ago

FG is hindering state developmental effect, the state need to stand independent in supply of electricity for the people is true the FG is making it hard for state is better they stop hindering the state and the state also should do the needful thing for the betterment of the people

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
Member
9 months ago

People should make use of their permanent voter cards to vote for politicians who have positive plans for the future of Nigeria.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
Member
9 months ago

The Nigeria constitution seriously need change or serious amendment because the one we are using now doesn’t support progress of any kind and the country can’t grow with it.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
9 months ago

Despite the fact that state authorities are working hard, their progress is being impeded by rules that have no business being in effect.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
Member
9 months ago

It is in everyone’s best interest, regardless of how they choose to cast their ballot this time, to pray for the success of the candidate they believe will bring about the most constructive change for the country.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
9 months ago

The state administration has stated that it does not intend to seize control of the Union’s secretariat or its land, and it has also requested that the NUJ continue to collaborate with the state government.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
Member
9 months ago

It seems as though the necessary money have been made available; now all that is needed are the people who will put the plan into action. It ought to be completed fast.

jdpumping
jdpumping
Member
9 months ago

The federal government just want to hold on to so many things by putting the states under their control and domain at all times, the issue of electricity has been lingering for years and we are yet to have stable power despite different government trying several ideas they just keep sabotaging each other.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
Member
9 months ago

Federal Government has been a major hindrance to state government developing electric power plant to generate and distribute the power.