A former Lagos State deputy governor, Femi Pedro, on Thursday, said the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, would make complete autonomy for states a reality if elected as president next year.
He added that with his antecedent, Tinubu would push for the constitutional amendment to achieve better governance architecture.
This, Pedro claim, would be achievable because Tinubu remains a genuine fiscal federalism apostle.
He spoke in Abuja at the APC Professionals’ Forum one-day symposium with the theme: “Dissenting the Asiwaju Manifesto, Renewed Hope 2023, Action Plan for a Better Nigeria”.
He gave assurance Tinubu would approve more funding for states and local government councils, if elected as president in 2023.
“Tinubu will support more allocation to States and Local Governments and promote more robust governance at the state and local level.
“A recent survey of the Nigerian economy listed the most important variables that hinders the growth and development of the economy and in particular, the industrial and manufacturing sector.
“These variables are high inflation rate, scarcity of foreign exchange and poor infrastructure in energy electricity, gas and transportation among others.
“Tinubu’s economy blueprints frontally addressed these issues,” the former Lagos State governor said.
Pedro, who was one of the lead panelists at the event, also said that Tinubu would promote more robust governance at the state and local government levels.
“I know this because I worked alongside him as his deputy, and I know of his passion and firm conviction for progressive economic principles.
“While putting this manifesto together, he and Sen. Kashim Shettima, his Vice-Presidential candidate traversed every part of Nigeria to listen to the people’s concerns in order to develop these blueprints.
“Tinubu has a vision of an economic miracle that will usher in prosperity, wealth creation, and jobs for all.
“He has a vision of an economy that connects the dots and gives every hard-working Nigerian a clear pathway to prosperity,” Pedro said.