Governor Umaru Tanko Al-makura of Nasarawa state on Monday came hard
on those clamouring for restructuring, saying what Nigeria needs at
the moment is to refine the system by way of reorganisation of the
existing system of government.
Al-makura made the observation when he received the executive members
of the Ahmadu Bello University ABU Zaria Alumni led by Ahmed Tijjani
Mora in government house Lafia.
Al-makura said that restructuring will complicate the system and cause
confusion rather than address the problem of the country which has to
do with value addition.
Al-makura also kicked against the creation of more state saying that
it’s unnecessary for now that federal government cannot even fund the
He added that the present system needs overhaul by way of reducing
cost of governance by adopting unicameral legislature to bicameral
which according him is too expensive.
He also suggested to prone of state assembly members to one per local
government while urging Nigerians to think inward and make certain
adjustment that will guaranty social safety and justice.
“We should look at the three arms of government by way of tinkering with them”
“Restructuring means different thing to different people, i think
restructuring will complicate the whole system, rather we should look
at adding value to the system, how to refine the system”
Al-makura urged Nigerians to focus more on value addition that will
give every citizen a sense of belonging that will engineer prosperity and growth.