Former defence chief says Nigeria may see violent restructuring

Former defence chief says Nigeria may see violent restructuring

- Nigeria is in dire need of restructuring according to General Alexander Ogomudia, a former chief of defense staff

- Ogomuda said that there are possibilities of the country running into disintegration if restructuring is further delayed

- The former chief of defence staff called on persons kicking against the move to learn from nations like Yugoslavia and Sudan

General Alexander Ogomudia, a former chief of defense staff, has said that Nigeria desperately needs restructuring in all aspects of its national life.

Ogomuda said that he has fears of impending disintegration and nationwide violence going the way the agitations for restructuring are been subdued, Guardian reports.

Using the murder of late Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh, as an example, the former defence chief said that a lot is definitely not right in the country.

He said: “...a country where a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh, was killed in the streets like an urchin, and nothing happened, is a sign that the nation is not moving in the right direction.”

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Ogomuda advised those who are kicking against restructuring to learn from the bitter experiences of countries like Yugoslavia and Sudan.

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Moreover, he opposed the death penalty proposed by the recent hate speech bill debated upon in the Senate.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari might consider restructuring of the country if members of the National Assembly said it was the best way to go, the presidency had confirmed.

The special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, on Tuesday, October 1, explained how the government plans to go about restructuring the country.

Legit.ng gathered that while the matter has been widely discussed and advocated for by many, Shehu said the government is not opposed to it but only has a different approach from those advocating for it.

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