The Secretary to the Government of the Federation says the Federal Government will support the Federal Character to achieve
its mandate of ensuring equitable distribution of socio-economic amenities.
He made this known at a one-day workshop organised by the Commission with a theme “Integrating Strategic Partnership with Critical Stakeholders and Advocacy on Balanced Development in Nigeria”. on Thursday in Abuja.
The SGF who was represented by a Permanent Secretary General Service Barr. Segun Adekunle said
“The office of the SGF is determined to give the FCC all necessary support to help it achieve its mandate for equitable distribution of our socio-economic and political goods.
“The FCC has a role to play in the full realization of the Federal Government’s vision of economic diversification. It must galvanize all its resources to contribute its quota to the government plans for re-assessment and revaluation of national economic framework.
“The principle of equity and fairness in Nigerian context also applies to the provision of physical facilities such as road infrastructure, educational services, health care delivery, portable water and a host of others.
“It is the mandate of the FCC to work out an equitable formula, subject to approval of the President and the National Assembly, for the equitable distribution of these amenities.
“It is important, therefore, to sustain efforts at addressing perceived imbalances in any form and reducing the fear or relative deprivation and marginalisation in the Nigerian system of federalism.
“As the Commission pursues this important mandate, it is necessary to align your activities with the overall vision of the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, especially in the priority areas.”