He held that the Federal Government was biting more than it could chew with the larger percentage of the resources at its disposal to the detriment of the federating units.
The Governor, who stated this on Sunday at the 2nd plenary session of the opening mass of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria in Akure, urged the bishops to join in the call for the restructuring of Nigeria.
He also noted that the government had a responsibility to curtail religious bigotry in the country, and urged religious leaders to continue to pray for the nation.
Mimiko, observed that the corruption facing Nigeria could be addressed with the right policy in place.
He also cautioned on inter-religious conflicts, saying they may lead the country into more danger that might be difficult to overcome.
His words, “Government has responsibility of bringing these bigots to book.
“We are not comfortable with what the bigots are doing.
“What they are doing is most worrisome in Nigeria. The church has a major role to play by praying for Nigeria.”
The Governor charged churches to always stand up when they see an abuse of the secularity in Nigeria.
“We must stand to resist the few bigots who want to destroy Nigeria.”
He said deepening inequality also fuels radicalism in the society.
Mimiko commended the Catholic Bishops in Nigeria for what they had been standing for in Nigeria.