Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, says he believes the North is against the restructuring of Nigeria.
Ajimobi, at the third annual lecture of Dauda Adegbenro Foundation in Ibadan, said the North was opposed to the agitation because it wanted the status quo sustained.
The governor, represented by his Chief of Staff, Dr. Gbade Ojo, stated that Nigeria’s current political system has robbed states of revenues.
“Unless there is a reform, the second tier of government will continue to depend on handouts from the federation account”, he said.
Ajimobi insisted that solid mineral deposits are supposed to belong to states where they are found but the 1999 Constitution had given that ownership rights to the federal government.
He said amending the constitution would make states get involved in the extractive industries and boost their revenues.
The governor added that Nigerians should be allowed to decide on the type of federalism they want.