The Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has reaffirmed his support towards restructuring the country, saying it is the only way states would have financial independence and live in accordance with their income.
Masari, who said this on the sideline of the 2021 Democracy Day, however, said whatever measure would be taken towards restructuring must ensure that the centre is not weakened.
“Restructuring, devolution or whatever name you call it; I am 100 per cent in support of it because Katsina State is not poor, and no state is poor. But this has to go with many things.
He said the unification of certain institutions was doing more harm to the country, saying states and their workers should earn within their revenue base.
When asked about his political ambition beyond 2023, Masari said he had no intention of vying for any elective office, adding that having served as the Speaker of the House of Reps, he had no intention of going back to the National Assembly. The governor said he would be retiring to his farm.