Restructuring: Osinbajo warns against disintegration
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.