One-time Federal Commissioner for Information and Ijaw leader, Edwin Clark, has hinted that for corruption to be drastically reduced in the country, the power presently concentrated at the centre will have to give way for true federalism.
Clark made this known on Sunday at the palace of Alake and paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, in Abeokuta while paying the royal father a visit as part of his effort to boost the chances of his wife, Abisola Sodipo Clark, at the March 28 senatorial election.
Clark explained that in the colonial Nigeria, frontline nationalists like Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikwe and Ahmadu Bello understood the importance of regions developing at their own pace hence the reason they chose true federalism.
He noted that as a result of that arrangement, Awolowo executed many projects especially the free education programme that has made the Yorubas the most educated people in the country.
Source: Daily Independent