Why Buhari Must Set Up Body To Restructure Nigeria Now – Former Governor Reveals



Elder statesman and former Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has called on the Federal Government to set up a body that will look into the restructuring of the nation.

Speaking in Abuja, the former governor stated that the body must be truly federal and incorporate fiscal federalism.

Ezeife maintained that the time for restructuring the country was running out.

He said, “I am happy that some who opposed restructuring, who had said their part of Nigeria is ready for Nigeria’s disintegration, seem to be having a re-think. We should indeed make haste to restructure this country. What to do with the states.

“We do not have to re-invent the wheel, we need only note that states are facts of our system. It may be convenient to use our existing six geographical zones as the federating units. Indeed, the states in each zone should work out a quasi-federal constitution, agreeable to all of them. We should not dwell on this.

“Because time is running out, we should call on the government to set up a body to work out details of the structure of a new Nigeria, which should be truly federal, with fiscal federalism, which implies resources control.

“The only new element is that the zonal/regional government should deal with zonal security, with only external security left to the Federal Government.”

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