Re­struc­tur­ing: Os­in­bajo warns against dis­in­te­gra­tion

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

Vice Pres­i­dent Yemi Os­in­bajo has again warned ad­vo­cates of re­struc­tur­ing, say­ing Nige­ria should not be re­struc­tured along eth­nic lines.

His Se­nior Spe­cial As­sis­tant on Me­dia and Pub­lic­ity, Laolu Akande, yes­ter­day quoted him as say­ing this on a live tele­vi­sion pro­gramme mon­i­tored in Abuja on Tues­day.

Os­in­bajo said: “Di­vid­ing Nige­ria, go­ing back to re­gions and all of those kinds of things, I do not be­lieve in that at all. I don’t think we need to go back to re­gions. So, if there are peo­ple who be­lieve we must struc­ture our­selves again along eth­nic lines, I don’t ac­cept that is the right way to go.

“So, when you say re­struc­tur­ing, I’m sure that for many of us, there are cer­tain as­pects of this re­struc­tur­ing that you may agree with or that you may not agree with. But as a gen­eral po­si­tion, Nige­ria al­ways needs to be re-en­gi­neered, we’ve to keep re­struc­tur­ing, reengi­neer­ing.”

The vice pres­i­dent said while he agreed that states should have a good mea­sure of con­trol over their re­sources, there must be an agree­ment on how to en­sure the fed­eral gov­ern­ment func­tions.

He said he also strongly be­lieved in the cre­ation of state po­lice.

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