PDP governors demand devolution of power to states
By TVC News Nigeria
18 May 2021 | 2:49 pm
Governors elected under the platform of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, have demanded devolution of powers to the state to enable them effectively tackle security and economic challenges facing the country.
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