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Governor Seyi Makinde speaking at the GSM National Democracy Summit

Governor Seyi Makinde’s Keynote Address at the 2021 GSM National Democracy Summit

We are the Federal Republic of Nigeria. But our federalism exists in name only. Students of political history will tell you that what we have been practising is, in fact, a unitary system of government – where more powers are concentrated in the central government. Another thing that our political theorists will tell you is that by nature, a unitary system of government is better suited for small countries.

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