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Strip Individuals of Oil Blocs, Allocate Them to States – Ekiti govt tells FG

The Ekiti state deputy governor, Bisi Egbeyemi, has urged the federal govt to allocate oil wells to states of the federation. Egbeyemi called on President Muhammadu Buhari to strip some Nigerians of their oil blocs and allocate same to states.

The deputy governor said the oil wells should be allocated to states so they can pay their workers, build more infrastructures and establish industries The federal government has been urged by the Ekiti state government to allocate oil wells to states of the federation in order to make them more buoyant and less dependent on the former for survival. The call was made by the deputy governor of the state, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, during an interview on Ekiti State Television (EKTV) which was monitored by Vanguard.

The deputy governor called on President Muhammadu Buhari to strip some Nigerians of their oil blocs and allocate same to states. He said: “The victory achieved by the president was a victory for Nigeria indeed and the masses who reposed confidence in him and voted him back to office. “This is the time for him to take some bold and radical decisions to make life better for the citizenry and ensure economic recovery. “President Buhari, during his second term, must make the states buoyant. He must take oil wells from individuals and allocate them to the states so that they can pay their workers, build more infrastructures and establish industries. “We have some individuals holding oil wells having billions of Naira coming to them every day while majority of Nigerians are living in poverty.”

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