Former Military Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida has called for a
restructuring of Nigeria.
General Babangida made this known in his Eid-el-fitri message to
Nigerians. He also condemned the spate of hate speeches from different
groups in the country.
He said although the country has survived a lot of crisis in the past,
restructuring can no longer be wished away.
“Restructuring has become a national appeal as we speak, whose time has
come. I will strongly advocate for devolution of powers to the extent that
more responsibilities be given to the states while the federal government
is vested with the responsibility to oversee our foreign policy, defense,
“Even the idea of having federal roads in towns and cities has become
outdated and urgently needs revisiting. That means we need to tinker with
our constitution to accommodate new thoughts that will strengthen our
nationality,” he stated.
Calls For State Police
General Babangida also advocated for the adoption of state policing,
saying that the initial fears that state governors will misuse the
officers and men of the state police have become moribund.
The former military ruler rounded up his message by appealing to Nigerians
especially the youth to keep alive the dreams of the nation’s founders
insisting that Nigeria has all it takes to lead the African continent by
virtue of its population, diversities and sheer determination of its