Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate in the 2023 general elections has promised an upward review of revenues accruable to state governments, if he is elected as the next president.
Tinubu made the promise in his campaign action plan tagged: ‘’Renewed Hope’’ made public in Abuja on Friday.
He listed this as one of the steps to bridge the development gap between the Federal Government, the 36 state governments, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
According to the document, Tinubu also explained that the initiative would bring faster development to the grassroots areas across the country.
‘’The allocation of revenue between the federal and state governments will be adjusted to give greater flexibility to foster grassroots economic developments,‘’ he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that under the current sharing arrangement, the Federal Government takes 52.68 percent of the revenue shared, states get 26.72 percent, and local governments get 20.60 percent.
Under his economic blueprint, Tinubu also proposed fiscal activeness, which includes anti-corruption, prudence, open governance, and mutual trust between the government and the governed.
He also promised to reduce the overdependence on crude oil earnings and over-exportation of other raw materials capable of growing local industries.
‘’We will improve on existing industries and sectors. We will be brave and innovative enough to see how new economic visitors powered by today’s technology can create jobs and provide goods and services that will propel us toward greater prosperity and development.
‘’We will build an economy that produces more of the everyday items, both agricultural and manufactured goods, that define an individual’s and a nation’s standard of living,’’ he said.