Governor Ayo Fayose says the nation needs restructuring. And wonders why the APC is backing down on the need for true federalism since the party called for it while it was in the opposition.
This is according to a statement released by the Governor’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Vanguard reports.
“It is on record that the APC said at a debate on ‘Addressing the rising insecurity in Nigeria, what is the master plan?’ organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) on December 18, 2014, that it (APC) would ensure true federalism and adequate community policing through the establishment of state-controlled police so as to curb the protracted security challenges in the country,” he says.
Governor Fayose adds that the nation grew at the fast pace in the 50’s and 60’s under the confederal system of government. But at the moment States cannot explore their mineral resources without the Federal government’s approval.
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has a different view on calls for federal restructuring.
Ganduje expressed his opinion at an event organized in for the delegates to a pre-election meeting of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, in Kano.
He picks up the United States as a case study of a nation whose leaders harnessed the positive thoughts and actions of its plural society without restructuring the country along geopolitical divides.
He concludes that Nigerians need to restructure their mind-sets to put the nation on the right path.