Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has disclosed that it will be a difficult task to transform other states nationwide into what Lagos has become.
In an opinion piece published by the Punch on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate revealed that Nigeria is too complex to replicate the kind of economic and infrastructural development made in Lagos.
He said: “We cannot simply replicate Lagos’ transformation nationwide. Nigeria is complex and variegated. Recognising the strengths of each section of the country and providing the foundations on which they can all thrive is the path to economic growth.”
However, the former governor of Lagos state stated that if elected as Nigeria’s next president, he will give room for the devolution of power to foster development across the federation further.
The former senator added that he will induce more power to the state government to help fasten developmental activities and reform that will help strengthen Nigeria’s economy.
Tinubu added: “I know what can be achieved when the Federal Government allows adequate space for regional differences, so I want to devolve more powers to the states.
“They should have greater authority to provide services and infrastructure projects, as well as more control over law enforcement.”