An Islamic cleric, Professor Sabit Ariyo Olagoke has declared that there can’t be any significant improvement on the native authorities stage below the current constitutional association within the nation.
Olagoke, who can also be the founder and Religious Head of Shafaudeen-in-Islam group made this disclosure on Thursday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
He urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nationwide Meeting to see to the modification of the current structure to be able to make sure that native authorities stands by itself with out relying on the State.
The previous Dean, College of Engineering, Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Ogun State, insisted that the current structure made native authorities space to be an extension and apendage of the state governments.
Olagoke whereas talking on the press convention to herald Shafaudeen Ishrat 2021, added that the majority state governors had made native authorities areas below them an appendage of the state.
He famous that for that reason, native authorities areas can’t embark on significant tasks which might uplift the individuals on the grassroots.
Olagoke mentioned that for native authorities to work independently with out relying on the state and to embark on significant tasks, the current structure within the nation must be amended.
He mentioned, “Many of the Governors have made native authorities an appendage of the state.
“Underneath the current structure and situation, we could not see any significant improvement on the native authorities stage.
“I advised one of many Governors that got here, that governors had made native authorities an appendage of the state, he was not completely satisfied, he didn’t wish to imagine, however that’s the state of affairs. I’ve mentioned my very own.
“There can’t be significant improvement if we didn’t reform the structure. We have to amend the structure.
“Prayer with out working can’t take us anyplace. I would like our individuals to stick with the COVID-19 protocols and directions. This may assist us to sort out the coronavirus.
“Have a look at Ebola, Covid-19, there are a lot of folks that have died, it’s as a result of we aren’t actually ready for it.”