A former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, has said there is no better time to restructure Nigeria than now when there are calls from various quarters to restructure the country.
Atiku, who said this on Monday while delivering the annual Prof. Ademola Popoola Public Lecture, at the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, said restructuring would offer permanent solutions to many problems confronting the nation.
Speaking on the topic, “The constitutional and political framework for reconstructing Nigeria for true federalism and national integration,” the former VP stated that the merger of states which were not viable with viable ones would translate to better life for the citizens.
He added that states should be able to generate fund to run their affairs without depending on the Federal Government for the monthly allocation to pay salaries and execute projects. While condemning the present structure of the country, which he said allowed states to be unproductive, Atiku believed that restructuring would encourage federating units to be more productive. Read more