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Lagos port: Nigeria makes trillions yet no Yoruba appointed Customs CG – Tony Nnadi

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Tony Nnadi has lambasted the Nigerian authorities for shunning the South-West for the publish of Customs Comptroller-Common.

Nnadi is the Secretary-Common of the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Willpower (NINAS), a physique chaired by Prof Banji Akintoye.

On the thirteenth version of Fela debates in Lagos, Nnadi known as for the discard of the Nigerian Structure, noting that it favours a piece of the nation than others.

The occasion, monitored by DAILY POST, was a part of the 2021 Felabration and themed ‘The Nationwide Query – Evolution or Devolution’.

Nnadi informed Nigerians to neglect any main progress within the nation as a result of progress is being stifled by bigots and egocentric leaders.

“The Federal Authorities owns all the things together with the water in a state. They make trillions from the Lagos port yearly.

“However until date, no Yoruba man or girl has been appointed Nigeria Customs Service Comptroller-Common. Is that this regular?

“Lagos shouldn’t be going to Abuja cap in hand to beg for funds or be ready for federal allocation each month.

“They don’t give Lagos as much as 5 % of the income they generate from the port. I’m not even speaking about different sectors.

“The structure is flawed. I problem any lawyer in Nigeria to come back out, allow us to argue in public so I can shame him.

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“Part 2 gives all the nice issues for the residents however they don’t seem to be doing them – roads, welfare, healthcare, schooling, and so on.

“Go to Part 6, subsection 6c, you will see out that the Federal Authorities doesn’t owe you something.

“Part 81 says the President should get legislative approval to spend, however Part 82 protects him to spend as he pleases.

“Sections 121 and 122 additionally permit Governors to dip their palms in state vault anyhow the like.

“There’s Part 308 that gives immunity shielding them (President, Vice, Governors, Deputies) from prosecution.

“This implies once they do something, they’ll get away with it. Are we going to proceed like this?

“Earlier than the 2023 normal election, we should determine our future. Whether it is carried out based mostly on the present structure, Nigeria’s issues won’t finish.

“If a faucet is working making the who place flood, you might be simply losing your time mopping it.

“What you need to do is flip it off. For those who don’t, that downside will proceed and within the subsequent 300 years, you’re nonetheless there mopping”, Nnadi stated.

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