- President Buhari's governance style has come under scrutiny again by one of his predecessors Olusegun Obasanjo
- The former military ruler and two-term ex-president says the country's security structure is not working
- Obasanjo says Nigeria needs to rearrange the current governance structure for the rising level of insecurity to reduce
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Former Nigerian leader, Olusegun Obasanjo has again tackled President Muhammadu Buhari over rising insecurity in the country.
Daily Sun reports that Obasanjo faulted the current security structure under Buhari, noting that “criminality has become the order of the day”.
Obasanjo made the assertion during a speech he delivered at the 2020 Sobo Sowemimo Annual Lecture in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.
According to the report, Obasanjo made a case for the restructuring of the nation in the speech titled: “COVID-19 And Nigeria Security Issues: The Way Forward”.
The former leader said the country would continue to experience a high level of insecurity until the restructuring of the federation takes place.
"I remain firmly convinced that without reform of federating units, as I will like to satisfy those who may not like the word ‘restructuring’, Nigeria will remain insecure, unstable, non-progressive and stagnated at best or disintegrated at the worst," Obasanjo said.
Obasanjo said all the parts of the country must work together for the restructuring to be achieved. He also urged the different nations that make up Nigeria to forget the mistakes of the past and build the country for a new future.
Obasanjo has always had one complaint or the other about the Buhari administration and has written letters and delivered several lectures like this one criticising the government's style.
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Just recently, Legit.ng reported that the spate of rampant killings across Nigeria, especially in the northern region of the country is now unbearable, and as such, some stakeholders have taken the issue more seriously than they did in the recent past.
Specifically, the Coalition Against Killings In Northern Nigeria (CAKIN), called on President Buhari to take some drastic steps to contain the matter.
In a press statement made available to Legit.ng, CAKIN, during its meeting held in Kaduna on Monday, June 15, revealed some of its latest resolutions.
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