Bashir Dalhatu, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Arewa Consultative Forum ACF, has disagreed with the decision of the Tinubu-led administration to move some departments in the Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria FAAN to Lagos.
While speaking on Arise TV news, Dalhatu said if the Federal government argues that the decision to move FAAN is based on the fact that most airlines operate from Lagos, then the Ministry of Commerce should be moved to Onitsha, Anambra state or Kano state that are considered the commercial hubs in Nigeria.
In his words;
‘’If you talk about transferring FAAN to Lagos because there are more airline activities in Lagos than in Abuja, then you should take the Ministry of Commerce to Onitsha or Kano because there are far more commercial activities in Onitsha and Kano than in Abuja
You should take the Ministry of Education or Agriculture to Makurdi where there is a lot of Agricultural activities and food production. You can distribute these Ministries to Locations according to the kind of activity you can identify.
But that is not the intention or reason or purpose of establishing a Federal Capital Territory. It supposed to be in itself a symbol of unity, a symbol of togetherness of this country. The moment you start dismembering Ministries back to Lagos, first you are establishing a precedence which means next government that comes on and doesn't happen to come from the South will now return them or transfer them back to Abuja or Sokoto or Kano or Calabar.''
Watch a video of him speaking below;