Should Nigerian states be reduced from 36 to 12?
Ahi Joseph Aondoaseer
We are due for 50 states so as to bring government closer to the people. This would solve some problems like insecurity, poor health services, and improve educational.
What we need in Nigeria isn’t reduction of states but sincerity in both followership and leadership. The moment we discover that every man has right to live like a king in a country as rich as Nigeria that is when rapid development will start.
With the 36 states the pace of development is still slow. Corruption is our bane not the reduction of states to 12.
Yes, reduction in the number of states will reduce the number of political crooks.
To me reducing the number of states is the best. Think of it in terms of reduction of government spending, curbing and the wastage of the legislatures. It will discourage greedy people from being in the state houses of assembly.
We are facing an overcrowding problem in the state capitals so instead of decreasing the state why not increase the number?
States should be abolished and local governments strengthened because they are the real centers of development. States are costly and wasteful.